Thank you for your interest in the Family Medicine Residency Program at Community Health Network. Our goal is to provide you with a residency experience that will prepare you for a lifetime of service to your patients.
As a resident in our program, you will train in a community-based hospital and health care network, an environment we feel is ideal for instruction in family medicine. Family medicine is the only residency program in our network. We currently have more than 20 residents and have been in existence for more than 35 years.
The program carries a long track record of excellence as evidenced by our continuous accreditation by the ACGME and our graduates’ success on ABFP certification exams.
Although our website contains a lot of information, it cannot tell you who we really are. We encourage you to communicate with any of our faculty or residents. Our residents are our greatest assets, and for prospective applicants are often the best source of information. Experience has shown us that the more you get to know us, the more likely you will want to join our program.
Best of luck to you as you finish your medical school career.
E. Diana Burtea, M.D.
Family Medicine Residency Program
Community Health Network
10122 East 10th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46229
Grants of $2.4 million to support Family Medicine Residency
Community Health Network Foundation, which raises financial support for Community Health Network, has been awarded more than $2.4 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The three grants will be used to transform Community’s current Family Medicine Residency Program (FMRP) into a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, increase resident enrollment and purchase medical training equipment. The PCMH model is a family physician-led approach to providing comprehensive primary care for people of all ages and medical conditions through patient care coordination.
Community was awarded a $1,304,974, five-year grant to transform its FMRP into a PCMH model through a restructuring process that will revise the current residency curriculum and transform the residency practice sites into medical homes. This transformation will prepare residents, many of whom will choose to practice in medically underserved communities, to deliver care in an existing medical home model practice or to build a new medical home model practice upon graduation.
Community will contribute 38 percent of the total $2,072,664 project budget over the five-year grant period. Community’s network-wide collaboration will engage many Community experts, including Indianapolis Medical Management, Olio Road Family Care Center and process improvement and information services teams.
A second $960,000 grant will be used to increase the program’s resident enrollment from 21 to 24, adding residency slots for doctor of osteopathy graduates. These residents will be required to enroll in the underserved medicine area of concentration, which requires six months of training in community-based clinical rotations.
A third $212,785 HRSA grant will fund equipment needed to train family medicine residents during their obstetrical and pediatric rotation. The grant will fund an ultrasound machine, non-stress test, colposcope, Noelle® birthing simulator, SimNewBTM neonatal simulator, and audiovisual equipment, all of which will help Community further develop its unique legacy of educating family practice residents in the comprehensive health care of women.