Frequently Asked Questions
- Refer a Patient
- Graduate Medical Education
- Student Electives
- Contract and Handbook
- Family Medicine Residency
- Internal Medicine Residency
- Transitional Year Residency
- Medical Staff Bylaws, Organizational Plan, Credentialing Policy
- Nursing Education
How do I apply?
We accept applications through ERAS.
Do I have to do a 4th year elective?
No. You do not have to do a fourth year elective at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital to match here. In fact, only 1/3 to 1/2 of our residents do an elective in Muncie. However, we feel a month with us gives you a good idea of who we are. Benefits of our fourth year elective include free housing, free food in the cafeteria, is an excellent learning opportunity and a flexible curriculum.
Will my spouse find employment?
Muncie's population of 67,000 (county population is more than 118,000) supports an economy with opportunities in multiple disciplines. Some spouses commute 45 minutes to Indianapolis, Anderson (20 minutes with a population of 60,000) and surrounding communities. Muncie's major employers are IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Ball State University and the local school systems.
Can residents do away rotations?
Yes. In addition to our international curriculum, which allows our residents to work in a variety of third world countries, our residents have set up rotations all over the country. Most recently, residents have done electives in Orthopedics in Salt Lake City, Utah; Sports Medicine in North Carolina; Underserved Urban Medicine in Memphis; and Healthcare Policy with the NIH in Washington, DC. Many of our residents also choose to participate in electives that are away but within driving distance of Muncie (such as small town Family Medicine or small town ER). This gives them the opportunity to continue seeing their clinic patients during their rotation yet still lets them evaluate a particular type of medical practice for the future.
How does having other residencies in the hospital affect your family medicine education?
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital offers residencies in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Transitional Year. Senior Family Medicine residents provide supervision for all rotations, with the exception of the Intensive Care Unit rotation, where supervision is provided by a Senior Internal Medicine Resident. In addition, Family Medicine residents have no competition for OB and Pediatric admissions and procedures. The large number of medicine admissions on the WARD Medicine months provide for an outstanding education for every resident involved. When on WARDS months, a Family Medicine PGY-2 residents supervises all PGY-1 Family Medicine residents. The PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents function s as a team. There are five teams on every month. Admissions are rotated among the teams. Each team will manage and do any procedures for the need of their admissions.
What attributes does a successful candidate have?
- All applications are judged equally.
- Applications accepted ONLY through ERAS.
- Recent medical school graduation (within two years) historically is an advantage.
- You must have passed USMLE 1 & 2. (Average scores of the incoming class have been 220-230 in recent years. Also, passing on the first attempt is the standard.)
- U.S. or Canadian clinical experience is an advantage.
- Must be ECFMG Certified if an International Medical Graduate.
- We have not sponsored VISAs in the past.
- Must be able to get an Indiana License to Practice Medicine. Visit the Indiana State Website for Approved/Disapproved Foreign Medical Schools. Your foreign medical school must be on the approved list on this site.