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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will be following best practices and national guidelines, which means all our interview dates will be conducted 100% via Zoom. All interview sessions will be conducted on Eastern Standard Time (EST).

This decision was not taken lightly, as you will not get a personal feel for our medical campus or interact in-person with our fantastic faculty and residents during your interviews. However, the health and well-being of our applicants is top priority, and we are modifying our interview day itinerary to offer you the best experience possible!

Residency Program at IU Health Arnett

The Indiana University School of Medicine Arnett Family Medicine Residency program at Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital is a three-year program within the expansive IU School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education. Launched in 2018, the program facilitates learning across the continuum of care with its distinctive longitudinal curriculum model. As an unopposed, community-based program, family medicine residents are prepared to provide patient-centered care through multidisciplinary efforts that integrate comprehensive team-based care and population health approaches for individuals, families and the community. 

Residents receive the opportunity to participate in both outpatient and inpatient learning as well as subspecialty tracks if desired. During the three years, most learning opportunities occur on a one-on-one basis with the attending physicians. As residents rotate through their curriculum rotations, they have the unique opportunity to help develop and shape the residency program through routine feedback with faculty and program administration.

While being an Indiana University School of Medicine residency site in a community setting outside of Indianapolis has created autonomy during the program's development, being part of a large, nationally recognized medical school has provided us with guidance and all the resources to help during our growth. 

Family Medicine Residency in Lafayette

Medical students who are considering a Family Medicine residency in Lafayette can find out more about IU School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Education program, including stipends, benefits and policies.

Office of GME

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Get to know the people, places and culture of the Arnett Family Medicine Residency program.

Clinical Facilities

The IU School of Medicine Arnett Family Medicine Residency is housed in a new, state-of-the-art ambulatory-care facility located in the Medical Office Building at the main Indiana University Health Arnett hospital campus near the IU School of Medicine—West Lafayette campus, allowing for seamless learning between in-patient care, obstetrics care, and ambulatory care. Residents also complete some of their inpatient pediatric rotations at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis and get the opportunity to rotate in a critical access emergency room at Indiana University Health White Memorial hospital in Monticello.

Residency Program Faculty

Travis J. Dams, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Bryan R. Norkus, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine

Kishan B. Patel, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Ashley P. Williams, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Jeff Williams

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Carrie M. Wirth, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine

Additional Clinical Team Members

The IU School of Medicine Arnett Family Medicine Residency program is further enhanced by the leadership and expertise of two nurse practitioners: Shellie Coleman, FNP-BC, and Christa Robertson, APRN, FNP-C. The department also has a team of providers from these areas: Behavioral Health; Pharmacy and Dietary.

Compensation and Benefits

To complement their exceptional training, residents at the IU School of Medicine receive competitive benefits.

In addition, Arnett Family Medicine Residency trainees receive:

  • $5,000 education stipend in PGY1 year
  • $600 relocation reimbursement in PGY1 year
  • $300 technology reimbursement in PGY1 year
  • $1,600 Continuing Medical Education (CME) reimbursement in PGY1 year to be used for books, conferences, applications and memberships. 
  • $1,500 Continuing Medical Education (CME) reimbursement in PGY2 and PGY3 year to be used for books, conferences, applications and memberships.
  • $3,500 housing stipend each training year
  • $200/month meal plan during all 3 training years
  • Reimbursement for USMLE/COMLEX Step 3 registration fees
  • Reimbursement for ABFM certification exam fees
  • Laptop and iPhone provided by the program
  • 21 paid vacation/sick days in PGY1 & PGY2 years
  • 28 paid vacation/sick days in PGY3 year
  • 5 days each training year for CME 
  • Malpractice insurance
  • AAFP, IAFP and AMA membership
  • BLS/ACLS, NRP, Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics (ALSO) and PALS courses