The Union Hospital Family Medicine Residency opened in 1976. Since that time, the program has been considered one of the elite Family Medicine programs in the Midwest. Being both community-based and a single-sponsored residency training program has been instrumental in the program's development. Our residents meet with other Family Medicine residents from around the country at various meetings. Upon comparing each other's experiences, our residents not only have had tremendous opportunities, particularly in hospital and procedural medicine but the resident group experiences collegiality and camaraderie at the highest level.
Rather than being a residency program that talks about an individualized 3-year training experience, we actually do it. Beginning in their first year, residents routinely meet with their faculty advisor to assist in tailoring a 3-year experience to meet each individual's needs. Our program has developed nine major elective tracks. These opportunities include a rural experience, hospitalist medicine, emergency medicine, advanced OB including operative OB, academic medicine, sports medicine, geriatric medicine, and outpatient medicine.
The Family Medicine Center, where the residency is located, is directly connected to Union Hospital. It is a 24,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility with 28 exam rooms and two procedure rooms.
Because of the long history of our program, the Residency and Union Hospital's commitment to providing the necessary resources, the strength of our faculty, the strong support from the community physicians and Union Hospital, we developed a passion for residency training several years ago. That passion exists today. We are determined to prepare our residents to be the best doctors they can be.
The Union Hospital Family Medicine Residency exists to educate and prepare physicians to provide full-spectrum family medicine. We accomplish this through individualized and inter-disciplinary educational opportunities, the privilege of caring for patients in rural and under-served communities, and the engagement of residents in quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, particularly as it relates to disadvantaged populations. We integrate evolving technology to enhance clinical skills, quality of care, and life-long learning, all while creating a high level of resident and faculty wellness, as manifest by a high level of satisfaction from residents and faculty.
Our aim is to be one of the premier family medicine residencies in the Midwest. Our ten full-time faculty members are dedicated to teaching and are passionate about developing and training family medicine physicians who not only practice high quality medicine, but are compassionate, highly respected leaders who are engaged in their medical communities. Residents become well-equipped to manage multiple patient populations while recognizing the social determinants of health in their communities. Our residents will continue to maintain an ongoing 100% Board pass rate. Our goal is to graduate compassionate, competent, and ethical clinicians who are stewards of their community.
Union Hospital Family Medicine Residency is committed to recruiting high quality physicians who will serve the Wabash Valley and augment the aging physicians in the community. We will continue utilizing competitive recruiting techniques to bring talented physicians into the program and the community.
1. Educate residents in principles of rural medicine, health care disparities, and population health -- ensuring residents are able to care for underserved populations with complex medical issues.
2. Maintain a culture of wellness where resident and faculty support, camaraderie, and mentorship are a top priority.
3. Engage residents in quality improvement / patient safety initiatives involving disadvantaged populations.
4. Recruit quality residents with the goal of increasing the number of primary care providers in the Wabash Valley.
5. Maintain the ABFM certification exam pass rate for the program.