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.