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Southwest Internal Medicine Residency Program

With a focus on an extensive array of training experiences utilizing our two hospital sites, the Indiana University School of Medicine Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine Residency program offers broad-based clinical training to its trainees in state-of-the-art facilities. The learning model for the program integrates competency-based residency training into an integrated resident-faculty practice to the existing Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). These organizations consist of a group of physicians, health care facilities and other health care providers working together to provide coordinated, high-quality care to Medicare patients.

The goal of this program is to provide general internal medicine specialists to the southwest Indiana region. Throughout the course of training, residents develop the individual knowledge, skills and attitudes as well as the teaming skills necessary to fulfill roles in high-functioning clinical systems. This expanded and collaborative model of collective competence is particularly tailored to the diverse, medically-complex, and under-served regions of southwest Indiana.  

How to Apply

The Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine Residency offers both a three-year categorical track (NRMP #1187140C1) and a one-year preliminary track (NRMP #1187140P0). The program will participate in the NRMP match and only accepts applications through ERAS. Details on how to apply are available.

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Get to know the Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine Residency

Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine residents and faculty provide a snapshot of the program and their experiences. 


The Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine Residency Program strives to develop leaders in the field of internal medicine by offering the following:

  • Funded rural health rotations
    Training in southwest Indiana covers large areas with low population density and variable levels of patient care resources, enabling residents to function as superior providers.
  • Integrated, collaborative learning environment
    The program’s education curriculum is closely aligned with state-of-the-art approaches to teaching and learning for students, residents and faculty, allowing learners the opportunity to experience cutting-edge teaching and health care research translates into improved patient outcomes.
  • Nationally recognized resources
    Residents of this program learn in advanced medical centers, including Good Samaritan Hospital and Ascension St. Vincent Evansville, offering the highest quality medical facilities, state-of-the-art medical technology, and a superior medical and allied health staff.
  • Outstanding faculty and mentors
    IU School of Medicine faculty are leading physicians who are also passionate educators, committed to providing mentorship and guidance throughout each residents’ training, ensuring the success of their learners.
  • Unique education models
    The innovative education models instilled through this program provide a flexible curriculum and continual assessment and evaluation to ensure each resident receives exemplary training and is prepared to meet the challenges of an ever-changing health care environment.

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Discover more about the Indiana University School of Medicine's Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine Residency Program.
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Director Message

Adrian Singson, MD shares his thoughts about the program in a welcome message.
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How to Apply

Information is available on how to apply to this residency program.
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Current Residents

Meet the current residents in the Southwest Internal Medicine Residency program.
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Program Contacts

Program staff are available to answer questions and provide additional information.
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IU School of Medicine offers competitive stipends and excellent health and wellness benefits for residents.
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Program Leadership

6144-Singson, Adrian

Adrian B. Singson, MD, FACP

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

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42933-Ficalora, Robert

Robert D. Ficalora, MD

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine

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43263-Beliveau-Ficalora, Margaret

Margaret Beliveau-Ficalora, MD

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

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52327-Butler, James

James T. Butler, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

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6114-Sash, Karl

Karl W. Sash, MD

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

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Teaching Faculty

Waseem Ahmad, MD

Sub-specialty Coordinator - Infectious Disease

Vijay K. Bhasin, MD

Sub-specialty Coordinator - Nephrology

Vishal Bhatia, MD

Sub-specialty Coordinator - Endocrinology

42731-Garcia, Kara

Kara Garcia, PhD, ME

Professor/Director Clinical Translation Research

Roger F. Johnson, MD

Sub-specialty Coordinator - Pulmonary and Critical Care

61595-Karpov, Oksana

Oksana Karpov, DO

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Cassandra J. Lacher, DO

Sub-specialty Coordinator - Hematology and Oncology

Aaron J. Pugh, DO

Sub-specialty Coordinator - Gastroenterology

Robert R. Quade, MD

Sub-specialty Coordinator - Cardiology