As part of Ascension, St. Vincent Evansville is dedicated to the spiritually centered, holistic care that strives to improve the health of individuals and our communities. This core mission impacts all we do, including medical education. Through St. Vincent Evansville's partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine and Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, the Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine Residency Program (SWINIM) focuses on training high quality, compassionate physicians who care for mind, body, and spirit. The program is designed to address the primary care shortage by training general internal medicine physicians for the region. Our residents will establish a strong clinical foundation, preparing them for success in primary care and hospital medicine, in addition to developing skills to thrive in multidisciplinary teams and as physician leaders.
The Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) Southwest Indiana GME Consortium (SIGMEC) Internal Medicine Residency at Good Samaritan and St. Vincent Evansville Hospitals is uniquely situated to provide a superior educational experience for Southern Indiana’s first Internal Medicine Residency Program.
With a focus on primary care, the two hospitals complement one another well. Good Samaritan has a large rural socioeconomically varied primary care base, not only in Southern Indiana but also extending almost 100 miles into 4 counties of southeastern Illinois.
With a small primary care provider base and even smaller Internal medicine capacity, current limited access to care ensures a large, medically and socioeconomically diverse patient base for the resident‐faculty practice. Several senior general internists with a long‐standing commitment to the region and the facility will form the nucleus of the teaching faculty at Good Samaritan, and a robust faculty recruitment effort is under way.
The community commitment and support to the facility is deep and long‐lived. St. Vincent Evansville is a regional care provider, with significant subspecialty resources and a large referral population from Southern Indiana, Southeastern Illinois as well as western Kentucky, resulting in an economic base which is a blend of rural, urban, and industrial.
The patient population is both ethnically and socioeconomically varied. As with Good Samaritan, a modest primary care provider base and even smaller general Internal medicine capacity currently limits access to care. These factors ensure that there will be a large, medically and socioeconomically varied patient base for residents assigned to the resident‐faculty practice at that site.
Both facilities have active affiliations with numerous smaller organizations that deliver care to rural patients, offering a depth and breadth of clinical experience with a diverse population of patients.
Institutional leadership from the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) main campus in Indianapolis, the IUSM‐Evansville campus (which is proximate to St. Vincent Evansville), and IUSM Department of Medicine are supportive and dedicated to the success of the program. Faculty will be integrated into all Indiana University School of Medicine’s infrastructure including resource access and faculty development opportunities.
The IUSM‐Evansville campus is embarking on a school‐wide, interdisciplinary, clinical quality, patient safety, service, value, and delivery system reform initiative in which the Internal Medicine residency will play an integral part.
We plan to integrate tools such as Complexity Science and Lean Six Sigma into our program to solve problems on a unique basis as well as focus on system approaches to quality and patient safety, all of which are core elements of resident education.
We teach the core principles of physician leadership and a team approach to patient care. Indiana University School of Medicine has long demonstrated a commitment to our mission of health care, education and research.
Both hospitals are clinical training sites for third and fourth year medical students.
Physician Assistant and Nursing students, and a variety of allied health students including pharmacy, podiatry and nursing residencies, will interact with the residents and faculty as part of a multi‐disciplinary team.
Our residents will train collaboratively in the resident faculty practice with the new Good Samaritan Psychiatry residency. Research entities include the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s (CTSI) Evansville Clinical Research Center, and all the resources of the IUSM in Indianapolis and Evansville.
With a robust clinical heritage (of which St. Vincent Evansville and Good Samaritan are a part), a progressive attitude toward adoption of system‐based processes to improve clinical care, and a directive to support education and research as fundamental to our mission, the IUSM Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine Residency is an exceptional training site for Internal Medicine residents.
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***Research will occur longitudinally one or two half days/week depending on rotation average 20% in ambulatory. 10% in other rotations
*Opportunities for experiences in psychiatry**, allergy/immunology, dermatology, medical ophthalmology, office gynecology, otorhinolaryngology, non-operative orthopedics, palliative sleep medicine, and rehabilitation medicine, may be done in 1-2 week rotations that replace a subspecialty rotation, or may be integrated in half day sessions on ambulatory block rotations.
**Psychiatry and Internal Medicine Residents will be co-located and collaborate in the resident faculty practices.
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
Geriatrics and Neurology can be done in any SubSpec Block in PGY2/3.
GSH = Good Samaratin Hospital Vincennes, SV = St. Vincent Evansville
Vac = Vacation, ER = Emergency Medicine, MICU = Medical Intensive Care Unit, Subspec = Subspecialty Rotation
Daily Sign in Rounds - Transfer of Care (R1 and R3)
6:30–8:00 am - Pre-rounds
8:00–8:30 am - Morning report
8:30–11:00 am - Bedside attending rounds
11:00 am–12:00pm - Attending rounds
12:00–1:00pm - Didactic session/lunch
1:00–5:00pm - Continuity clinic or admissions
5:00pm–Sign out - Transfer of care (R1 and R3)
An integrated, collaborative learning environment. Our education curriculum is closely aligned with state-of-the-art approaches to teaching and learning for students, residents, and faculty. Giving our learners the opportunity to see how cutting-edge teaching and health services research is translated to improved patient care.Program Goals and Objectives [PDF]
Research opportunities at Indiana University include the Center for Clinical Translational Research, the Clinical Research Center, and the Cancer Research Center. Our research facility have considerable experience translating health services research into practice and have created a strong research training program to support and mentor scholarly and research activities for residents.
Research will occur longitudinally one or two half days/week depending on rotation; average 20% in ambulatory, 10% in other rotations.