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Residency Program at IU Methodist

The IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency at IU School of Medicine is a three-year community-based training program that covers the full spectrum of family medicine and allows residents to explore special areas of interest. Residents participate in integrated inpatient and outpatient learning and receive training in six major areas of medicine: pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, psychiatry and neurology, surgery, and community medicine. Subspecialty training is available in sports medicine, obstetrics, practice management, geriatrics, hospital medicine, endoscopy and other areas of medicine.

Family medicine residents are challenged to identify the preventive needs of patients, promote healthy lifestyles, provide ongoing routine care and emotional support, diagnose and treat acute and chronic illness, and work with consultants and other physician specialists to care for unusual and complex medical problems.

Being part of a large and nationally recognized medical school provides this Family Medicine residency program with distinct advantages, including access to a large and diverse patient population, vast resources for research, continuous quality-improvement projects, academic work of faculty, and a wide array of collaboration opportunities from both academic and community settings to facilitate resident growth.

Clinical Facilities

The residency program is housed in community clinic that falls within a federally designed Medically Underserved Area. The IU Health Family Medicine Center is a thriving practice modeled on Patient Centered Medical Home principles, including patient satisfaction, population management, quality-marker tracking of populations and physicians, and a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. The medical home office, behavioral health, pharmacy, social work, physician teams and a triage center work together to coordinate the best care for patients.

The inpatient service at IU Health Methodist Hospital meets the health care needs of a high disease-burden patient population. Methodist Hospital is one of three Level I trauma hospitals in Indianapolis. The obstetric service at area Federally Qualified Health Centers exposes residents to high-risk and operative obstetrics.

Curriculum

The IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program provides comprehensive training in all aspects of family medicine to foster development in residents’ individual areas of interest. A hybrid curriculum includes a blend of traditional four-week block rotations, multi-subject longitudinal rotations, electives and other personalized educational opportunities, and a weekly educational seminar series. Sample training year schedules, rotation descriptions, and additional information about the seminar series and specialized tracks are available.

Compensation and Benefits

In addition to benefitting from excellent training, family medicine residents enjoy competitive stipends along with an additional educational stipend. PGY1 residents receive $10,000 and a $1200 iPad stipend—both paid in one lump sum at end of July. PGY2 residents receive $5,000 and PGY3 residents receive $5,000, also paid in a lump sum at the end of July. Residents have 21 paid vacation/sick days (PGY1 and PGY2), 28 paid vacation/sick days (PGY3), six paid holidays and five CME work days each year.

Other benefits of the IU Methodist Family Medicine residency program include a laptop, iPad, paid AAFP membership dues, malpractice insurance, medical/dental insurance plans (paid in full for residents and family), disability and life insurance, cost of ABFM certification exam, BLS, ACLS, NRP, Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics (ALSO), PALS and ATLS courses.

For those who interested, the program also offers additional educational grant-funded travel opportunities, informatics training, Medicare and Medicaid-compliance training, online access to medical education resources (Up-to-Date, Lexicomp, visual diagnostics), free nearby parking, two free lab coats. All on-call scrubs are provided as well as free cafeteria meals while on-call. There are also discounted memberships to Indiana University Natatorium, National Institute for Fitness and Sport and IU Health workout facilities.

Additional Degree Offerings

Family Medicine residents at IU School of Medicine can benefit from academic courses and degree programs to pursue specific interests and supplement their credentials with an additional degree during residency training. Some programs, such as the MD/MPH program

Dual Degree Programs

Subspecialty Training

Social workers and behaviorists work on site at the Family Medicine Center. The Family Medicine Residency program features a longitudinal behavioral science curriculum, spanning all three years of the residency experience.

Residents complete a one-month rotation in a Level One Trauma Center with one of the best Emergency Medicine residencies in the United States. Highly rated education and clinical experience benefit residents who work alongside IU School of Medicine Emergency Medicine residents.

Unopposed (inpatient) experience is available with high-disease-burden, high-acuity patients that are directly compared on quality and cost parameters to hospitalist (non-residency) service. The inpatient service is comprised of four teams—each with a teaching faculty, upper-level resident and intern. This experience includes high-acuity patients and stand-alone service with three teams of two faculty as well as one week of each of the following in a given block: night float staffed by overnight faculty, flex team that takes admission in the morning staffed by faculty on-call, and two teams that alternate between taking admission in the afternoon and rounds on the service for the day with the assigned two faculty for the week.

For residents interested in geriatrics, trainees can work with a panel of nursing home patients. Opportunities are also available to work with the geriatrics fellowship faculty.

Opposed experience at the VA or a local county hospital is available as part of the Family Medicine Residency in conjunction with the Internal Medicine Residency in an all upper-level unit. Residents benefit from patient-care opportunities and teaching experience in a model designed for teaching residents.

Multiple international medical experience opportunities are available, including sponsored trips to China and opportunities for away electives to various Latin American destinations.

Family Medicine residents participate in an unopposed Family Medicine obstetric (OB) service with family medicine faculty with operative privileges. Additional opportunities (unopposed) are available with a large midwife service to give residents opportunities to graduate with 80-100+ deliveries. While on the obstetric rotation, residents work with faculty credentialed for cesarean section and high-risk patients in a variety of outpatient environments and populations for pre-natal training, including Federally Qualified Health Centers. As part of the family medicine OB inpatient service with family medicine faculty obstetrics teachers, residents experience in-hospital water births and OB ultrasound training and have opportunities to assist family medicine faculty with D&C, cesarean section and tubal-ligation procedures.

Two unique rotations are available to family medicine residents with pediatric residents on a pediatric service at IU Health Riley Children’s Hospital on general pediatric wards. The exposure to a large volume and wide spectrum of disease processes as well as the hands-on nature of the experiences make the pediatric training available as part of the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency especially competitive.

Residents have the opportunity to perform many procedures. These include, but are not limited to, paracentesis, central line placement, adult intubations, arterial line placement, joint aspiration and injection, chest tube placement, laceration repair, and IUD placement and removal.

Residents have the opportunity to participate in sporting events for local high schools, universities and professional organizations with sports medicine faculty. There are also opportunities to partner with faculty to sponsor teams.

Program Faculty

John D. Baldea, MD

John D. Baldea, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Michael E. Busha, MD

Michael E. Busha, MD

Associate Dean for Statewide System Advancement
Tamika S. Dawson-Knox, MD

Tamika S. Dawson-Knox, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine

Derrick L. Hasenour, MD

Derrick L. Hasenour, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Ruben H. Hernandez, MD,  MD

Ruben H. Hernandez, MD, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Jeffrey A. Kons, MD

Jeffrey A. Kons, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Brock D. McMillen, MD

Brock D. McMillen, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Jacqueline M. Nonweiler-Parr, MD

Jacqueline M. Nonweiler-Parr, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
J B. Sneed, MD

J B. Sneed, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Tanya K. Wilson, MD

Tanya K. Wilson, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Bonnie Wong, MD

Bonnie Wong, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Kimbre V. Zahn, MD

Kimbre V. Zahn, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Emilee J. Delbridge, MA,  PhD

Emilee J. Delbridge, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Rachael A. Hiday, PHAR

Rachael A. Hiday, PHAR

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine