Graduate Medical Education
Welcome to Community Health Network and its outstanding graduate medical education (GME) programs! Community East Family Medicine, the network’s flagship residency, has maintained continuous ACGME accreditation, and a track record of excellence for over 40 years. As network GME grows to include preventive medicine and public health, psychiatry and OMM, we are excited about a future rich with opportunities for residents and fellows, focused in real practice settings.
In 2012, Community Health Network received preliminary institutional accreditation from the ACGME (Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education) to expand our number of residency programs. We are also affiliated with Marian College of Osteopathic Medicine, the AOA (American Osteopathic Association) for Family Medicine, and the CPME (Council on Podiatric Medical Education) for Podiatry.
To learn more about graduate medical education, residencies, medical student rotations and more, please contact academic affairs. For reference, please see our GME Handbook.
Community Health Network’s Family Medicine Residency Program at Community East has a track record of more than 40 years of excellence, and is currently being expanded to grow along with the need for physicians. In 2015, our new psychiatric residency was accredited, with the goal to address the shortage of psychiatric care providers. Community South’s osteopathic residency program also provides opportunities for various types of physicians, and the network’s residency programs are key partners with the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, which graduated its first physician class in August 2017.
Community Health Network has supported medical education since the founding of the residency program in family medicine based out of Community Hospital East in 1974. For more than 40 years, Community Health Network has trained residents to become board-certified family physicians serving the needs of Indiana residents across the region. Since the program began, 221 graduates have completed training.
The Family Medicine Residency program at Community Hospital East offers an allopathic program; training in a new ambulatory model - a patient-centered medical home four-module curriculum; three educational tracks (underserved populations, obstetrics and sports medicine); and uses an in-office experience as basis for training. The program recently won NCQA accreditation at level 3, a significant accomplishment supported by a grant from HRSA.
In 2012, the expansion of Community Health Network to include partnerships with new hospitals across central Indiana brought several new residency programs through our affiliation with the state's only osteopathic hospital. The osteopathic residency offers osteopathic medicine training through one-on-one instruction, hands-on training, clinical supervision, didactic lectures and clinical skills. The residency is affiliated with Community Hospital South, a community-based hospital with 150 beds, including a 12-bed ICU and maternity care. We also have visiting faculty from Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine to assist in precepting and hands-on instruction of osteopathic manipulative medicine.
Community podiatry residents are provided a diverse education in all aspects of podiatric medicine including advanced wound care, sports medicine, surgery, inpatient care and private office management. Residents can expect an abundance of first-hand surgical experience including forefoot procedures, trauma, and reconstructive rear foot and ankle cases. Currently, residents cover five hospitals and seven surgery centers in our expanding health network, with a receptive educational community. All residents are given the opportunity to participate in research, and there is ample opportunity for publication. Journal club, M&M conferences, a radiology course, tumor board, surgical workshops, and PRESENT lectures provide continued didactic experiences. Residents enjoy a comfortable lifestyle in a clean and safe major metropolitan area, boasting professional sports teams, plentiful outdoor activities, attractive cost of living, and family-friendly activities.
As the area’s leading provider of behavioral health services, we recognized that the coming caregiver shortage extends to psychiatric care, so we wanted to be part of the solution in this area. Community's new psychiatry residency program received accreditation in February 2015 and accepted its first class in July 2016. The residency sponsors four trainees for each of four years. Potential residents may apply through The Match National Resident Matching Program®. Residents work with multiple sites of care for mental health as well as consultation services across the network.
In 2015, Community began offering a one-year fellowship for internal medicine and family medicine graduates interested in pursuing a career as a hospitalist. The program maintains 2 - 3 fellows per year.