Didactics and Procedures

What we teach and how we teach it at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program.


Lectures and small-group discussions occur at noon each day and encompass topics led by specialists, family physicians, residents and other community resources.

Procedure Training

A broad scope of procedural training is available on site in the areas of:

  • Casting/Splinting
  • Cervical Induction Balloon Placement
  • Circumcision
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colposcopy
  • Digital Block & Toenail Surgery
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Exercise Testing/Treadmill
  • Eye Foreign Body Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Banding & Excision/Anoscopy
  • IUD Placement
  • IUPC/FSE/AROM/Cervical Check/Leopolds
  • Joint Injection/Aspiration
  • Knot Tying/Cyst Removal/I & D
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Microscopy
  • Nasolaryngoscopy
  • Nexplanon
  • OB Laceration Repair
  • OB Ultrasound
  • Operative OB Delivery/Shoulder Dystocia
  • Skin Biopsy/Cryo/Laceration Repair/Local Anesthesia
  • Spirometry
  • Vasectomy

This training is staffed by Family Medicine faculty who provide hands-on learning. All residents, regardless of year in training, have the privilege of performing procedures on their clinic patients.

In July of PGY-2 year, each resident takes a procedure rotation that will broaden their understanding of procedures and practice these skills. We incorporate a large number of training models and hands-on teaching during the workshops.

The following training models are available year-round for residents' procedural skill development:

  • Casting/Splinting materials
  • Circumcision models
  • Colposcopy models
  • Dermatology procedure models
  • EGD/Colonoscopy simulator
  • Episiotomy repair models
  • Forcep & vacuum delivery models
  • Fourth degree repair models
  • IUD & Endometrial Biopsy models
  • Knee, Elbow, Shoulder, Wrist injection models
  • Lumbar Puncture model
  • OB Delivery Models & Birthing Simulator
  • Pelvic exam model
  • Toenail removal models
  • Vasectomy models

All residents have access to the AAFP Board review series on DVD.