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.
A broad scope of procedural training is available on site in the areas of:
- Cervical Induction Balloon Placement
- 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
- OB Laceration Repair
- OB Ultrasound
- Operative OB Delivery/Shoulder Dystocia
- Skin Biopsy/Cryo/Laceration Repair/Local Anesthesia
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.