Thank you for your interest in our nationally renowned residency program!
As our health care system continues to evolve, there is no question that our specialty will remain pivotal in addressing the health care needs of our country.
We’re excited about the strong teaching experience we’re able to offer our residents, and about the high-caliber students we’ve attracted to our program over the past several decades.
Memorial Family Medicine Residency has been on the frontlines of care during the pandemic. Hear from residents and faculty as they describe their response to the COVID-19 pandemic (video).
In 2018, Memorial Residency was recognized by the ACGME for fostering a respectful and supportive learning environment for its residents by receiving the Baldwin Award. Although we don’t strive to win awards in our everyday work, this reflects the support and partnership we have with Memorial Hospital and Beacon Health System and is illustrative of the exceptional experience our residents experience. With only two such awards given in the country annually, this confirms what we’ve known all along – we’re a place where you can thrive at work!
9-9-9 Unopposed Residency
We are a 9-9-9 unopposed residency program located in South Bend, IN. Being the only residency in the hospital gives our residents ample hands-on experience with rich learning opportunities. All of our residents learn by doing and have a level of autonomy that challenges them while still providing a safety net of informed and engaged faculty members who ensure no one gets left behind during training.
We offer several different curricular options to individualize learning and goals for each resident without compromising the essential broad training base of full spectrum family medicine for all. We have three fellowship options for residents who want to expand their training: Sports Medicine, Obstetrics and a unique Health Service Management fellowship that offers a longitudinally integrated Masters in Public Affairs degree from Indiana University.
Family Medicine Residency in South Bend, Indiana
Our clinic space was expanded and modernized in 2016 to offer state of the art resources for our patients and providers. Our benefits package is excellent, supporting our residents through their training years, while also providing technological support with a laptop and access to electronic medical resources.
With family medicine remaining at the core of our community’s healthcare model, South Bend continues to be an excellent location to train and practice as a family physician. South Bend is a moderate- sized city which is family friendly, has plenty of local attractions with the added benefit of being in close proximity to Chicago and Indianapolis for those seeking a bigger city atmosphere.
There are many factors that make Memorial an amazing place to train, but above all else, the people, (our “Memorial Family”), are what make us great, and we are extremely proud of our residents and alumni. Our residents are remarkable and this is further exemplified by our previous third year resident and newest faculty member, Dr. Kate Callaghan, being award the AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education in 2019. This award is bestowed annually to 12 residents in the entire country and highlights the best and brightest in family medicine.
Impact of COVID-19
I would be remiss if I did not mention how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our practice environment and the education of our residents. As with many programs around the country, we have been forced to change how we provide patient care and education at a moment’s notice. I have been extraordinarily impressed with our faculty and residents in their malleability to adapt to this national and local crisis. Throughout the pandemic, there have been three central tenets that we have not compromised: extraordinary education for our residents, provision of great patient care, and the safety of our residents. We remain primed and ready to answer to the needs of our community and innovate during this unique time in history.
I sincerely hope you will visit us so we may share with you our enthusiasm for the work we’re doing here at Memorial Hospital! Given travel and social distancing concerns, we would love to connect virtually with you as well! Check out our Virtual Connection option for an opportunity to speak directly with a resident or faculty member and learn more about Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program.
If you’d like to learn more, email us at email@example.com, browse our website or visit our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. Our program uses the ERAS system and only accepts residents through the NRMP match. We are excited for the 2021-2022 interview season and remain primed to offer interviews in whatever avenue is safest. We plan to start interviews at the end of October and continue through January.