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Curriculum

The Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine Residency Program strives to develop leaders in the field of internal medicine through a collaborative structure of rural and urban environments, including a mix of socioeconomic statuses. 

 

Didactics

Indiana University Southwest Internal Medicine considers the didactic curriculum a key part of resident education. The importance of this protected learning time is highlighted as a vital aspect of residency training. 

  • Midday Core Curriculum

    Core Curriculum Conferences are held Tuesday through Friday, available virtually to all sites, and archived to our web site. Core Curriculum Conferences cover ABIM Blueprint topics with focus on evidence-based medicine guidelines and standards of management. Core faculty and subspecialty faculty discuss a wide range of topics, with resident engagement through question and answer session encouraged. 

  • Morning Reports

    "Morning reports" are scheduled weekdays at Good Samaritan and Ascension St. Vincent inpatient services and Resident Faculty Practices. Morning reports depend on resident contribution and discussion interaction. Primary goal is to cover all common cases being managed in the hospitals and outpatient practices. 

  • Evidence Based Journal Club

    Journal club is held twice a month. Two Residents each choose a paper to present based on a question surrounding a clinical case. Residents prepare for journal club under the supervision of an Associate Program Director. Residents present the study using the JAMA user's guide format and integrate EBM pearls in the discussion. After presentation of the article, questions and discussion of the article as well as clinical relevance to daily practice is discussed. 

    The Cardiology resident presents a challenging case managed during the cardiology rotation to a multidisciplinary audience of residents, faculty, cardiologists, cardiology department personnel and nursing staff. 

  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference

    Once per month, two Residents each present a case with a focus quality improvement parameter. The Resident works with an Associate Program Director to prepare the case, build a fishbone diagram and perform root cause analysis. 

  • Workshops

    POCUS Training: Half day sessions by POCUS trained faculty provide basic instruction of the equipment and utility during hospitalizations and clinic sessions, especially in the Emergency Department, continuity clinic and ICUU. 

    Skills Training: Half day sessions on various topics such as ENT and ophthalmology exams, as well as medical finance, practice management and retreats to prepare for new responsibilities as residents advance through the program. 

Sample Resident Schedule

  PGY-1 PGY-2 PGY-3
1 Inpatient
GSH/SV
20% outpatient
10% research
Inpatient
GSH/SV
20% outpatient
10% research
Inpatient
GSH/SV
20% outpatient
10% research
2 Inpatient
GSH/SV
20% outpatient
10% research
Inpatient
GSH/SV
20% outpatient
10% research
Inpatient
GSH/SV
20% outpatient
10% research
3 Inpatient
GSH/SV
20% outpatient
10% research
Inpatient
GSH/SV
20% outpatient
10% research
Inpatient
GSH/SV
20% outpatient
10% research
4 Inpatient
GSH/SV
20% outpatient
10% research
ER
GSH/SV
100% outpatient
10% research
Night Med
GSH/SV
0% outpatient
10% research
5 Inpatient
GSH/SV 1
20% outpatient
10% research
MICU
GSH/SV
10% outpatient
10% research
MICU
GSH/SV
10% outpatient
10% research
6 Inpatient
GSH/SV
20% outpatient
10% research
Clinic/
Vacation
GSH/SV
100% outpatient
20% research
Clinic/
Vacation
GSH/SV
100% outpatient
20% research
7 Clinic/
Vacation
GSH/SV
100% outpatient
20% research
Clinic
GSH/SV
100% outpatient
20% research
Clinic
GSH/SV
100% outpatient
20% research
8 Clinic
GSH/SV
100% outpatient
20% research
Clinic
GSH/SV
100% outpatient
20% research
Clinic
GSH/SV
100% outpatient
20% research
9 Clinic
GSH/SV
100% outpatient
20% research
Neuro
SV
100% outpatient
10% research
Clinic
SV
100% outpatient
20% research
10 MICU
GSH/SV
10% outpatient
10% research
Geriatric
SV
100% outpatient
10% research
Subspecialty
SV
100% outpatient
10% research
11 Night Med
GSH/SV
0% outpatient
10% research
Subspecialty
SV
100% outpatient
10% research
Subspecialty
SV
100% outpatient
10% research
12 Subspecialty
SV
100% outpatient
10% research
Subspecialty
SV
50% outpatient
10% research
Subspecialty
SV
50% outpatient
10% research
13 Subspecialty/
Vacation
SV
20% outpatient
Subspecialty/
Vacation
SV
100% outpatient
Subspecialty/
Vacation
SV
100% outpatient

Site Key
GSH = Good Samaritan Hospital
SV = St. Vincent Evansville

  • Research conducted longitudinally, 20% during ambulatory, 10% other rotations
  • Opportunities for experiences in allergy/immunology, dermatology, medical ophthalmology, office gynecology, otorhinolaryngology, non-operative orthopedics, palliative medicine, sleep medicine, and rehabilitation medicine, may be done in 1-2 week rotations that replace a subspecialty rotation or be integrated into half-day sessions on ambulatory block rotations.
  • All residents will do sleep medicine as part of their pulmonary Subspecialty rotations.
  • Non operative orthopedics will be integrated into Continuity clinic.
  • Palliative medicine will be integrated into geriatrics but can be a separate extra rotation.