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The curriculum for the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency trains residents to be effective primary care providers and perform as a manager of the biomedical and psychosocial aspects of care within the framework of the patient’s socioeconomic environment an expert in growth, development and adaptation across the individual’s lifespan. With more than 30 subspecialties between the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics, Medicine/ Pediatrics residents enjoy considerable flexibility and choice in training to help each individual achieve his or her personal career goals and develop specialized skills through independent scholarly or leadership projects. They also have the opportunity to demonstrate citizenship through participation in residency and institutional committees.
Each resident is assigned either an internal medicine or pediatrics faculty advisor, often based on the resident’s career interests. The role of the faculty advisor is to meet regularly with residents to review their progress, assist in educational, career and/or personal counseling and provide faculty mentorship.
Each month, residents receive an electronic evaluation of their performance by faculty with whom they have most recently worked alongside. Residents’ progress is reviewed regularly through an evaluation committee and residents meet semi-annually with one of the program directors to chart their progress and set future goals. Residents also evaluate their rotations and faculty monthly, providing feedback that helps advance and improve the program.
Leadership of the Med-Peds combinedresidency program at IU School of Medicine is an integral part of both the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics. Two fourth-year residents are chosen to serve as the medicine-pediatrics chief residents each year. Three Med-Peds faculty members serve as the residency Program Director and Associate Directors. Chief Residents, Program Directors and additional resident representatives serve on pediatric and medicine departmental committees, providing a voice for the combined program within its parent departments. Faculty, program directors, chief residents and administrative personnel from both the medicine and pediatric departments participate actively in the coordination and support of the combined program.