Program Info

Family Medicine Residency Dually Accredited (ACGME & AOA)

The Fort Wayne Medical Education Program’s Family Medicine Residency is accredited by both the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for training.

Medical Students interested in either of our accredited Family Medicine programs should contact our Director of Medical Education and Administration, Michelle Harris, for details.

 

 
 

About FWMEP

Unopposed Residency (no competing residencies) founded in 1972

Received ACGME Osteopathic Recognition - July 1, 2015

Only Dually Accredited (MD and DO) Program in Indiana

Community Based

Global Health Elective

Solid OB Experience

C-Section Experience Available

Advanced OB Certification Available

Extensive Procedure Training Available, including OMT

Night Float System

Moonlighting Opportunities

Community Physicians Treat Residents As Colleagues

Supportive Learning Environment Encourages Professional & Personal Growth

"State-of-the-Art" Clinic Facility

Parking provided at no charge in hospital physician lots

Meals provided at no charge at all hospitals

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Unopposed Residency

 

No competing residencies
Founded in 1972

 
 

Facilities

Fort Wayne Family Medicine Center 

The residency's Family Medicine Center is an integral part of our total education program. Located in an attractive medical office complex, the Center functions much like a large family medicine group.

First year residents see patients two half-days per week.

Second year residents see patients three half-days per week.

Third year residents see patients four half-days per week.

The Center has 21,000 - 23,000 patient contacts per year.

There are 24 exam rooms and 4 procedure rooms in the Center. Special resources in the Center include availability of mental health faculty, nurse educators, Certified Diabetes Educator, and an excellent Patient Education resource center.


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Regional Associate Hospitals

Adams Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Indiana

DeKalb Health, Auburn, Indiana

Parkview Huntington Hospital, Huntington, Indiana

Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville, Indiana

Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City, Indiana

 
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Curriculum Overview

The yearly schedule is divided into four week blocks, making a total of thirteen rotations each year. All elective rotations are completed during the third year, allowing you to structure your education to better fit the type of practice you will be entering following graduation.

 
 

Core Curriculum

 Subject to Change

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Call Schedule

PGY1: Average one 14 hour overnight shift per month
PGY2: Q 11
PGY3: Q 11

 
 

In-Patient Medicine

Residents complete a total of seven inpatient blocks, two of which are night float, plus one block each of Cardiology, Critical Care, Nephrology, and Neurology. While on the inpatient service, you can expect to experience a large variety of conditions and patients. The residency service admits all patients from the residency clinic along with patients from several other family physicians and those patients who do not have a physician.

The inpatient service is run by full-time Family Medicine faculty who possess extensive experience and a love of teaching. Our inpatient service is at Lutheran Hospital. The team consists of first, second, and third year residents, sharing day and night coverage.

You will become quite comfortable with taking care of common hospital admissions, including ICU admits, and with managing inpatients. In addition to the faculty, numerous specialists are available not only to consult but to teach as well. The residency works closely with several specialty groups who are always eager to educate the residents while assisting in the management of their patients.

Anytime you are on an inpatient month, you can expect to experience the full range of family medicine. The number of ICU patients on the inpatient service averages about 10-20% of the total with an average of 1-3 pediatric patients at any given time. In addition, it is not uncommon to have 1-3 OB patients on the service.

Procedures are readily available anytime you are in the hospital. Frequent opportunities exist to gain experience with lumbar punctures, central lines, suturing, and intubations. Residents also provide 24 hour code coverage for Lutheran and St. Joseph, so you can expect to gain experience running codes.

 

 

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Parkview

Residents rotate through Cardiology, Critical Care, Nephrology, and Neurology.

Lutheran

Team generally consists of two senior residents and two interns, with an intern on night float
with senior resident back-up.

 
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Electronic Medical Records

 

Today’s medical environment is becoming increasingly dependent on technology to access medical records. The majority of future practices and hospitals will utilize some form of electronic medical records (EMR). Fort Wayne is well prepared to give you the experience you will need to function in tomorrow’s medical environment.

The residency clinic relies exclusively on a paperless charting system. Physicians use wireless laptops to access patient records, prescribe medications, and sign charts electronically. This system allows access to patient records from any hospital or from home.

All three hospitals also rely extensively on electronic medical records, using them to access prior records, labs, vitals, and even view radiographs from any computer in the hospital.

 
 
 

Moonlighting

As a resident in Indiana, you will have the opportunity to officially moonlight after completion of your first year of residency and obtaining an unrestricted Indiana medical license.

Fort Wayne has moonlighting opportunities both within the city and in the surrounding towns. From ER work to urgent care to school/sports physicals, you can decide what you want to do.

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The following is a summary of some of the opportunities available:

ER – Residents work in ERs around Fort Wayne. Pay ranges from $130-$140 per hour. Some ERs offer solo work, others as second doc. In either case, you will see a good mix of inpatient, outpatient, and critical medicine and have plenty of opportunities for procedures.

Urgent Care – Residents work in urgent care centers. Pay ranges from $80-$100 per hour. This type of acute care setting tends to be rather similar to clinic medicine, and you will gain good experience. Many office-type procedures are available.

Physicals – Numerous opportunities to do school physicals are available in the fall with varying pay rates. Disability physicals can  also be done year round.

 
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Compensation/Benefits

 

Compensation budget determined in late November

 
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*Repayment required if Residency is not completed
**Each resident recieves 1/2 of actual moving expense up to $1,000

 

Additional Benefits:

  • Program provides 5% of Salary into 403b tax-deferred investment per year
  • Parental Leave
  • Personal Leave - 3 days
  • Practice Location Leave - 3 days
 

Program pays for:

Indiana State Medical License: CSR, DEA, USMLE Step 3/COMLEX Level 3 - valued at $2100+

Certifications: ACLS, NRP, PALS, S.T.A.B.L.E., ATLS, ALSO - valued at $1700+

Gym Membership - up to $130/year

Laptop

Lab Coats (2)

 

Program pays premiums for:

Health/Hospitalization Insurance for resident & immediate family beginning first day of employment

Life Insurance - $100,000

Long Term Disability Insurance

Malpractice Insurance

Membership dues paid for selected Professional Medical Organizations


This information is for reference only. The applicable plan document or policy, which is subject to change at any time, governs eligibility, benefits, and conditions.


 

Academic Resources

Provided for each Resident
at FWMEP’s Cost

 
 

BOOKS PROVIDED

Textbook of Family Medicine (Rakel)

Bright Futures Guidelines

Family Medicine (Chan)

The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Learner Manual

Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook

Maxwell Quick Medical Reference

Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care

Comprehensive Handbook Obstetrics & Gynecology (Zheng)

Equianalgesic Conversion Table

ACLS Provider Manual  

ALSO - Advanced Life Support Obstetrics (Mnemonic Reference Card)

ECG Pocket Brain    

 

PUBLICATIONS PROVIDED

AAFP’s FP Essentials

AAFP American Family Physician

JAMA

 

MNEMONIC REFERENCE CARDS PROVIDED

AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

ALSO-Advanced Life Support Obstetrics

 

 

ELECTRONIC DATA PROVIDED

Laptop - Loaded with Epocrates

Up-To-Date (Individual Premium Subscription)

The Medical Letter/Treatment Guidelines

AAFP Audio Digest - Family Practice (bi-weekly)

AAFP Audio Digest - Internal Medicine (bi-weekly)

AAFP Audio Digest - Pediatrics (bi-weekly)

AAFP Core Content Review of Family Medicine

AAFP FP Essentials Audio (monthly)

AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Self-Study Curriculum

 

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION ALLOWANCE

$2,500 Available Per Academic Year To Attend Medical Conferences

 

JOURNALS AVAILABLE IN FWMEP LIBRARY

American Family Physician (AAFP)

Annals of Family Medicine (AAFP)

Annals of Internal Medicine (AAFP)

Family Medicine Official Journal of STFM

Family Practice Management (AAFP)

Journal of Family Medicine

Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA)

Journal of American Board of Family Medicine

 
 
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Application Process

Who:

We welcome applicants from:

Accredited U.S. Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Schools

International Medical Schools approved by the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana

What:

We match through:

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for allopathic/osteopathic students and International Medical School graduates/students

National Matching Service (NMS) for osteopathic students

 

We only consider applications received through:

The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

 

Our program is accredited by:

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

When:

Application deadline is December 1

Those selected for an interview will be notified by email

Interviews are conducted from October through mid January

How:

Application Criteria:

Personal statement outlining your interest in Family Medicine and our Program specifically

Explanation of any interruptions or gaps in your medical education

USMLE or COMLEX certified transcript of scores

Medical school transcript

Three letters of recommendation from faculty members or preceptors

Letter from the Dean of your medical school

 

Preference is given to applicants who meet the following criteria:

Current senior in good standing or received a medical degree within past 2 years. Preference will be given to candidates currently completing medical school.

Passed USMLE Step I / COMLEX Level 1 and both Step II /Level 2 exams on first attempt (certified by USMLE/COMLEX). Preference will be with scores above the minimal passage threshold.

Passed all medical school courses on first attempt and has an overall GPA of 3.0.

Have 8 - 9 months of current U.S. clinical experience.

 

International Medical Graduates must have before application is considered:

Valid ECFMG Certificate

Must be Permanent U.S. Citizen (Our program does not sponsor or accept visas)

 

The Fort Wayne Medical Education Program is an equal opportunity employer with a standing policy of nondiscrimination. This means that all qualified persons are accorded an equal opportunity for employment or promotion without regard to race, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, gender or age, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Upon request, the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program will provide reasonable accommodation to an employee’s religious beliefs and disabling medical conditions. The Fort Wayne Medical Education Program will comply with all fair employment laws and will take appropriate measures to eliminate or prevent illegal discrimination.

 


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