The Family Medicine Residency Program at Franciscan Health Indianapolis is a three-year program that gives residents an excellent variety of experiences. All residents will follow a thorough set of rotations that leaves room for each resident to tailor their residency to their career desires.
- Night float call (6 weeks total)
Six weeks total of night float scheduled in two-week blocks during intern year
- Family Medicine (20 weeks total)
Family Medicine Service (eight weeks), Clinical Chief Resident (eight weeks), Outpatient Family Medicine/Practice Management (four weeks)
- Internal Medicine and Subspecialties (36 weeks total):
Ward Medicine (four weeks), Intensive Care Unit (four weeks), Cardiology (four weeks), Endocrinology (four weeks), Gastroenterology (four weeks), Dermatology (four weeks), Neurology (four weeks), Selective (Podiatry-Colorectal-Plastics) (two weeks), Selective (IM OP, Adult Medicine Inpatient/Geriatric Ward Medicine) (four weeks)
- Pediatrics (16 weeks total)
Pediatrics Ward Rotation (eight weeks), Outpatient Pediatrics (eight weeks)
- Surgery (14 weeks total):
General Surgery (four weeks), Orthopedics (four weeks), Urology (two weeks), ENT (two weeks), Ophthalmology (two weeks)
- Obstetrics/Gynecology (12 weeks total):
Labor and Delivery (eight weeks), Outpatient Gynecology (four weeks)
Psychiatry (four weeks), Emergency Medicine (four weeks), Radiology (two weeks), Occupational Medicine (two weeks), Community Medicine (two weeks), Sports Medicine (four weeks)
- Inpatient Medicine
- Urgent Care
- Intensive Care
- Clinical Pathology
- Integrative Medicine
- OMT (Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment)
- Rural & Underserved Experience
- Plastic Surgery
- Sleep Medicine
Other electives as requested.
Franciscan Health offers separate tracks for residents interested in an intensive OB experience and for those not planning to include obstetrics as part of their practice. Our residents receive extensive obstetrical training, which includes 20-40 or more unassisted deliveries during the obstetrical rotation. On the intensive track it would not be unusal for a resident to deliver 50 or more continuity patients. For those residents not interested in pursuing obstetrics in their careers, there is a very minimal requirement of following five continuity patients with three deliveries. Family Medicine faculty members provide on-site staffing for all residency deliveries. Intensive track residents are rewarded for their commitment with additional time and funding to attend an obstetrics-related CME conference.
Most pediatric care occurs in the ambulatory environment, providing comprehensive and solid experience for the problems likely to be encountered in private practice. Inpatient hospital experiences include:
Newborn nursery experience during the eight-week obstetrics rotation
A two-week requirement in the NICU, which provides residents with basic neonatal skills and stabilization skills necessary for private practice.
An eight-week inpatient pediatric rotation during the intern year
Our practice management curriculum includes a monthly lecture series on billing and coding patient encounters, insight on evaluating a practice opportunity and evaluating an employment contract. It includes four weeks in a family physician’s office learning the administrative aspects of running a family practice office. Additional sessions on coding and practice management occur throughout the year.
Residents who declare a high interest in sports medicine receive a number of unique experiences including:
Team doctor coverage for local high schools
Support of elite athletic events (including the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon)
Performing pre-participation physicals for local school
Residents are rewarded for their commitment with additional time and funding to attend a sports medicine-related CME conference.
International Medicine Experience
Franciscan Health offers the International Medicine Experience in conjunction with The Timmy Global Health. Each resident is guaranteed one international trip during their residency training. Residents are free to develop their own international experiences as well. The residency also offers a focused global medicine experience as part of the intensive underserved track.
Continuing Medical Education Conferences
In addition to clinical rotations and office practice, residents have numerous learning opportunities through our continuing medical education conferences. Continuing medical education is offered during:
daily clinical noon conferences,
specialty day-long conferences including cardio-vascular, ortho-neuro, pulmonary and oncology
quarterly grand rounds
For more information
To learn more about the Family Medicine Residency Program at Franciscan Health Indianapolis, contact the Residency Coordinator via email.