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A Message from the Program Director


I am pleased to invite you to learn about the Indiana University School of Medicine Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine Residency Program. From nurses and allied health personnel to physicians and senior management, health care professionals at Good Samaritan Hospital and St. Vincent Evansville eagerly anticipated the start of this state-of-the-art training program in July 2020, combining sophisticated community resources, exceptional patient care and the educational resources of IU School of Medicine.

The IU School of Medicine Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine Residency Program has three major goals: to excel in medical education, to provide state-of-the-art health care to the patients of southwest Indiana, and to serve those in rural communities in need of medical care.

IU School of Medicine has a proven record of sophisticated medical education programs of excellence, which we invite you to explore. In 2020, the School welcomed the first Southwest Internal Medicine Residency class while building and implementing an outstanding experience for training physicians to care for medically complex patients in rural settings.

Educational experiences designed specifically for interns and residents are held daily in the hospital and in the outpatient clinics. These clinics combine residents, medical students and faculty co-located with psychiatry, pharmacy and podiatry resident training.

We are proud of our ability to design innovative approaches to medical education and training. We believe that residency training is truly postgraduate education; the value of residents’ experiences during these important years must be judged primarily by their educational worth. This unique program strives to provide humane medical education while encouraging the active participation of trainees in the training sites at Good Samaritan Hospital and St. Vincent Evansville. This residency experience works diligently to ensure that the needs of every patient are best served, help every trainee to achieve the goal of becoming a highly competent, well-trained, and compassionate internist, and provide a graduate medical education infrastructure which promotes excellence and innovation, in clinical care, rural medicine, and quality and safety.

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Robert D. Ficalora, MD

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine

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