WABASH VALLEY RURAL PHYSICIAN PIPELINE
In 1997, Indiana State University and Indiana University School of Medicine partner together to create the B/MD program. The B/MD program at Indiana State University tasks applicants to have stellar grades in High School and a high SAT score. Applicants who are selected for the program have an opportunity to complete the Baccalaureate curriculum with a high GPA throughout their studies at Indiana State. In turn, students receive a full scholarship and an interview with the Indiana University School of Medicine. Those in the B/MD program also receive experiences and curriculum that prepare them for entrance into Medical School. If you are interested in the B/MD Program click here.
IUSM-TH Rural Medicial Education Program (RMEP)
Fast Forward to 2008 and in collaboration with the Lugar Center for Rural Health, Indiana University School of Medicine began its Rural Medical Education Program (RMEP). Those students enrolled in the RMEP take classes from IUSM-TH faculty and continue their medical education on the campus in Terre Haute until graduation. Part of the curriculum includes lectures on rural practice and experiences in rural facilities. Click here for more information.
Its inception in 1976 began the Wabash Valley's impact on the healthcare workforce and infrastructure. Beginning in 1992, the Union Health Family Medicine Residency started a rural primary care curriculum that prepares residents for practice in Rural Areas. The Lugar Center continues working with the UHFMR in training residents for practicing in Rural Areas to help address health disparities. Click here for more information about the UHFMR.
Leadership Training in a Rural Family Residency
The UHFMR champions the mission to educate and prepare physicians to provide full-spectrum family medicine to graduate compassionate, competent, and ethical clinicians who stewards of their community. Created in 1976, and continuously accredited by the ACGME, the residency has grown from four to 21 residents in training and has graduated 185 family medicine physicians to date, many of whom practice in rural areas. The Lugar Center partners with the residency in preparing family medicine residents for successful rural practice in underserved communities...read more
Residents as Teachers
Resident physicians spend numerous hours every week teaching medical students and fellow residents and only rarely are they taught how to teach. (Morrison, E. H. & Hafler, J.P. (2010). Yesterday as learner, today as teacher too: Residents as teachers in 2000, Pediatr, 105 (1): 238-241) The UHFMR, like many residencies, promotes PGY1 residents into PGY2 status with the expectation that they serve as upper-level teachers of their peers and medical students...read more
Video Precepting is an effective tool which is frequently used to assess the psychosocial attitudes, knowledge, and skills of family medicine residents on the six ACGME core competences. Many video precepting strategies, tracking systems, and evaluation forms exist to enable faculty to evaluate residents’ developmental progress...read more
Summer Hoosier Rural Preceptorship
The SHRP Program began in 1993 under the direction of the Midwest Center for Rural Health, which became the Lugar Center for Rural Health in 2006, in partnership with Union Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency. Now, Union Hospital’s Richard G. Lugar Center partners with the West Central Area Health Education Center in the implementation...read more