IU School of Medicine offers three residency programs based at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie: internal medicine, family medicine, and transitional year. As educators, our goal is to instruct the highest quality graduates—competent and compassionate practicing physicians who are active in our community.
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is a major non-profit teaching hospital with 360 beds and the largest medical education program in Indiana outside Indianapolis. Graduate medical education programs at Ball Memorial date back to the 1930s. The hospital serves as a tertiary referral center and teaching hospital for east central Indiana and was recently named as one of the top 100 teaching hospitals in the United States.
Clinics staffed by family medicine and internal medicine residents provide low-cost medical care for nearly 25,000 patient visits each year. Many residents also become involved with the local community through volunteer service.
In addition to clinically-focused experiences, academic excellence is encouraged and supported. Residents and faculty publish many articles in peer-reviewed journals and regularly present posters and abstracts at regional and national meetings. Each year, a research symposium held at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital showcases original research and case studies created by residents.