Salary and Requirements
- 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
A nine-county service area located in east central Indiana, which includes Muncie, a city of 75,000 with a university community of 20,000, located approximately 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis, the 12th largest city in the United States.
Total Operating Beds:
Average Number of Hours Per Week Resident Is On Duty:
50 – 60
Resident Call Schedule:
Average of every 5th night on wards and ICU. No in-house call on other rotations (e.g., electives).
Junior & Senior Student Clerkships: Offered through Indiana University School of Medicine
Average Number of Required Conferences per Week:
6 – 7
Educational Conferences include:
- Didactic Conferences in all medical subspecialties
- Medicine Grand Rounds
- EKG Conference
- Core Curriculum Conference
- Morbidity and Mortality Conference
- Autopsy Conference
- Journal Club
- Board Review Conference
- Practice Management Conference
- Chest Conference
- Tumor Conference
- PGY-1 $49,030 base salary (Plus $8,500 sign on) and $5,000 business expense = $62,530 Total
- PGY-2 $50,030 base salary and $5,000 business expense = $55,030 Total
- PGY-3 $51,030 base salary and $5,000 business expense = $56,030 Total
Appropriate state, federal, and local taxes will be withheld from this amount. Paid time off—25 days per year.
Business Expense Allowance Includes:
- Housing Allowance (taxable income)
- Meeting Allowance
- Book Allowance
- Moving Allowance (PGY-1 year only)
- PLUS: Free meals (valued at $3,300/year), free parking, 25 paid working days off. Time off for meetings or job interviews do not count as vacation (maximum one week per year)
We pay residents' expenses when they present presentations or posters. This is in addition to reimbursed meetings outlined in the resident benefits.
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 25 paid vacation days, plus time off for meetings, taking required examinations, and interviewing for fellowships. In-house moonlighting opportunities are available.
New areas added to our curriculum include Evidence-Based Medicine, Practice Management, Women's Health, Sports/Occupational Medicine, End of Life Care, and the General Competency lecture series. The latter is a group of multidisciplinary lectures teaching the following: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Professionalism, and Systems-Based Practice. A Practice Management conference jointly developed with the Family Medicine program adds skills in the business aspects of medicine.
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 computerized 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. Full Internet access is available in most areas, and online search programs are provided free of charge.
Our fellowship placement is excellent. Our graduates have chosen fellowships in institutions including Indiana University, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio State University, Duke University, University of Cincinnati, University of Wisconsin, and the University of Kentucky, among others.
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, coffee shop, and at Subway (in the South Tower). The business expense account may also be used for graduate courses at Ball State University if desired. Incoming residents also receive an $8,500 sign-on.