Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the Graduate Medical Education Program will host IU School of Medicine (IUSM) surgery residents for a Surgery Rotation starting July 1, 2015. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is the only location in the state outside of Indianapolis selected to host the month-long elective rotation for IUSM surgery residents.
“It is a great opportunity to host surgical residents from the IU School of Medicine here at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital,” said Dr. J. Matthew Neal, executive medical director, Academic Affairs, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
Led by Dr. Neal, the first IU Health physician leader to be elected to Fellowship in the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL), the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Graduate Medical Education Program has three residency programs including Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Transitional Year, as well as a medical research department. With two functioning medical practices, 64 residents treat more than 25,000 patients annually.
“Adding this Surgery Rotation for the IU School of Medicine residents further strengthens our medical education program and ability to recruit physicians to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and nearby communities,” said Dr. Neal. “The fact that they have encouraged their residents to rotate here speaks to the high quality of our facilities and faculty.”
The medical education program continues to be a desired destination for students as more than 3,250 applicants from around the world apply for 28 resident positions each year. Our residents and faculty publish 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.
As the largest teaching center in Indiana outside of Indianapolis, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital continues to serve as a true community benefit for the East Central Indiana region.