Welcome to the Class of 2027

We welcomed the Memorial Family Medicine Residency Class of 2027 on June 20, 2024! Look for them in the hospital and clinic starting July 1!

Osteopathic News – Initial Recognition!

The Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program was recently granted “initial recognition” for osteopathic recognition! Osteopathic Recognition is a designation conferred by the ACGME’s Osteopathic Principles

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South Bend, IN 46601


Mission & Values 

Program Size

30 Residents (10 per year)

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City Size: 101,860


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Noon Conference Didactics 


The noon conference curriculum of the Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency is a daily schedule of learning activities that includes didactic presentations, interactive sessions, small group learning and case presentations. Presenters vary by topic and include family medicine residents and faculty, medical and surgical specialists from the community and non-physician experts in topics relevant to the education of family medicine residents. While direct patient care is the primary method by which residents are educated, it is understood that some topics are enhanced by formal didactic presentation and that other valuable topics may not be universally encountered in daily patient care.


Noon conferences will provide a structured learning environment to ensure that residents receive comprehensive education on topics relevant to the specialty of family medicine.


Noon conference will occur on a daily basis, Monday through Friday from 12:10 to 1 p.m. and is a required activity for residents and faculty. A monthly schedule will be developed by the Vice-Chief Resident in consultation with a designated faculty member and with the ongoing input of residents and faculty based on the scheduling guidelines. The topics presented are as follows:

Noon Conferences

Medicine, pediatric, and obstetric case conferences

Radiology case conference

Continuous Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement Study

Medical/Surgical Subspecialties


Journal Club

High-Risk OB Conference


Behavioral Medicine

Sports Medicine

Ambulatory Care

EKG Conference

Pediatric and Pediatric Intensive Care Conference

Office Procedure Workshops


Pharmacy Conference

Complementary Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Rural Medicine



Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies

Osteopathic Medicine



General Surgery

Emergency Medicine

Research Presentations

International Health

Community Medicine

Legal Issues in Medicine

Case Presentation Priorities

The noon conference curriculum includes case conferences presented by residents who have recently completed one of the core inpatient service rotations, i.e., internal medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics. Case conferences are intended to develop and assess a resident’s ability to collect, interpret and prioritize information about a patient’s illness, to draw diagnostic conclusions from such information, to meaningfully and succinctly convey this information to other physicians, to reflect upon and reinterpret the information subsequent to the patient’s hospital course, to apply the medical literature to real-world clinical medicine and to teach others based on this experience.

Each case presented must include a review of the history and physical examination, pertinent laboratory and imaging studies and an initial differential diagnosis. A brief overview of a pertinent medical topic should be presented along with the patient’s outcome, if known. A brief literature review must be performed and cited, as well as include multiple sources. Any ethical issues which arose should be discussed. Case presentations should generally be presented in approximately 15 minutes, allowing for questions and comments from the audience.

Case conferences will be evaluated by a faculty member using a standard competency-based presentation evaluation form.

Residents are expected to complete the following number of case conferences in the specified area of medicine by the end of their three years:

  • Internal Medicine (6)
  • Pediatrics (4)
  • Obstetrics (2)
  • Geriatrics (1)
  • Journal article (1)


Residents are asked to evaluate the quality and content of noon conferences at least semi-annually and these responses influence the selection of subsequent schedules and speakers.