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Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Curriculum

The IU School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency at Memorial Hospital – Jasper program provides comprehensive instruction in all aspects of family medicine to train exemplary family medicine physicians. The program curriculum includes traditional four-week block rotations along with longitudinal rotations, electives and weekly didactic sessions. Throughout their time in Jasper, residents will also have ample opportunities to learn about population health, quality improvement and physician leadership.

Residents will have continuity clinic throughout their three years of training:

  • PGY-1 – Two half days/week

  • PGY-2 – Three half days/week

  • PGY-3 – Four half days/week

PGY-1 curriculum

Cardiology – 1 block
Emergency Medicine – 1 block
Intro to Family Medicine/Orientation – 1 block
General Surgery – 1 block
Geriatrics – 1 block
Inpatient Adult Medicine – 2 blocks
Inpatient Adult Night Float – 1 block
Inpatient Pediatrics – 1 block
Obstetrics – 1 block
Obstetrics Night Float – 1 block
Orthopedics – 1 block
Women’s Health – 1 block

PGY-2 curriculum

Behavioral Health – 2 weeks
Elective – 3 blocks
Emergency Medicine – 1 block
Health Systems Management – 1 block
Inpatient Adult Medicine – 2 blocks
Inpatient Adult Night Float – 1 block
Inpatient Pediatrics – 1 block
Neurology – 2 weeks
Obstetrics – 1 block
Obstetrics Night Float – 1 block
Orthopedics – 1 block

PGY-3 curriculum

Women’s Health – 1 block
Inpatient Adult Night Float – 1 block
Inpatient Adult Medicine – 1 block
Emergency Medicine – 1 block
Obstetrics Night Float – 1 block
Elective – 8 blocks

Orientation

Incoming residents will participate in one block of Orientation/Intro to Family Medicine. This block introduces interns to the clinic, hospital, and residency. Certifications in BLS, ACLS, NRP, PALS, ALSO, and STABLE are achieved as a group. The month also includes Epic EMR training, GME orientation, skills labs, and shadowing upper-level residents in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. 


Inpatient Medicine

Residents have five blocks of inpatient medicine during training, Under the guidance of the hospitalist group which consists of physicians who are internists and family medicine, residents care for patients in the intensive care unit and on the regular medical floor. Residents participate in interdisciplinary rounds and interact with a variety of specialty consultants. In addition, residents provide coverage of medical units at night with an attending physician for one block of each year. 


OB/Women’s Health

Throughout their training, residents will participate in two blocks dedicated to the care of maternity patients in both the outpatient setting and on the labor & delivery floor. Each resident will also provide coverage to the labor & delivery floor throughout the night for one block each year. Two additional blocks throughout training are dedicated to the care of gynecology patients. Through these rotations and in the continuity clinic, residents can expect to become well versed in procedures such as pap smears, IUD insertion and removal and limited OB ultrasound. 


Inpatient Pediatrics

During the first and second years, residents rotate on an inpatient pediatric service at Ascension St. Vincent in Evansville. IN. While participating in rounds with pediatric hospitalists, residents will experience a variety of medical conditions that require hospital admission. To reduce drive-time residents may elect to stay in Evansville in provided housing while on this rotation.  


Emergency Medicine

Residents gain emergency medicine experience throughout their three years of training while working one-on-one with emergency medicine attendings. Memorial Hospital’s Level III Trauma Center provides care to nearly 30,000 patients of all ages each year. Residents become well-versed in completing emergency medicine procedures through their training.


General Surgery

On this rotation, the resident joins a general surgery team during their first year of training. The resident is a full and equal member of the team both in the operating room and physician office, performing patient evaluations, post-operative care of surgical patients, along with observation and assisting in common surgical procedures. 


Family Medicine Clinic

All residents are scheduled at Memorial Health Family Medicine; PGY-1 are assigned two shifts per week, PGY-2 are assigned three shifts per week, and PGY-3 are assigned four shifts per week. Residents progress throughout training to increased efficiency and independence in caring for patients of all ages in a clinic setting. In addition to wellness, acute, and chronic care, Memorial Health Family Medicine provides maternity care and a wide variety of outpatient procedures.


Electives

In the specialty of Family Medicine there are many opportunities following graduation from a residency program.  With this in mind, the program at Jasper is designed to allow residents to design a program for themselves that will prepare them for the type of practice experience they want to have after graduation. PGY-2 residents have three blocks of elective time and PGY-3 residents have eight blocks of elective time. Residents work with their advisors to plan electives that will help them further their post training goals.


Didactics

Didactics are held weekly on Wednesday afternoons. This is a protected learning time for residents. Along with the activities listed below residents will participate in discussions in the areas of medical humanities, ethics, and health systems management.

  • Journal club is held five times per year with each resident presenting an evidence- based article.  
  • Each resident presents a case with an unusual presentation or outcome with the purpose of improving care and clinical decision making
  • Residents will participate in workshops to learn various skills.  Workshops will use SIM models for some of the procedures taught to residents
  • Lectures on topics relevant to family medicine are provided by residency core faculty, specialist faculty, and other content experts within our hospital
  • IU School of Medicine and the Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds