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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.