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Residency Life

Average on duty hours: 50–60 hours per week

Resident call schedule: Night float system on Wards and every 4th night in the ICU. No in-house call on other rotations (e.g., electives).

Scholarly activity: Required PI project | ACP abstract submission | Grand Rounds | Research symposium presentation

Average number of required conferences: 6–7 per week

Educational conferences:

  • Morning Report
  • Didactic Conferences in all medical subspecialties
  • Medicine Grand Rounds
  • EKG Conference
  • High Value Care Conference
  • Adverse Event Analysis/RCAs
  • Resident Wellness Conference
  • Journal Club
  • Board Review Conference
  • Chest Conference
  • Radiology Conference
  • Quality and Safety Performance Measures
residents walk down the hall together

Our residents are very active in organizations such as the American College of Physicians. Residents also serve on multiple hospital committees.

Most faculty offices are located on campus or within a short drive from the hospital. Off-site rotations at accredited institutions may be approved based on the needs of the individual residents.

We offer paid vacation days, plus time off for meetings, taking required examinations and interviewing for fellowships. In-house moonlighting opportunities are available.

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has a full-time hospitalist service which provides consultations for general medicine patients of private physicians. Rotations have been added to the curriculum to augment the resident's skills in providing medical consultation services.

The electronic medical record system is fully available in the Internal Medicine Clinic, the medical library, resident office area and hospital floors. Remote access from off-site is also available.

Living in Muncie

Muncie offers all the benefits of a small college town with a large reputable teaching hospital, including cultural and historical attractions and outdoor activities. The area is within about an hour’s drive to bigger-city amenities in Indianapolis. Housing is affordable, and nearby schools are excellent.

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Salary and benefits

The benefit package includes a $5,000 yearly business expense account to help offset the expenses of textbooks, meetings, moving expenses and housing. Meals (valued at approximately $275 per month) are provided free of charge in the hospital cafeteria and at Subway (in the South Tower). Incoming residents also receive an $8,500 primary care stipend.

IU School of Medicine provides resident physicians with competitive salaries and a generous benefits package that includes comprehensive medical coverage as well as mental health and personal counseling care.