Rurally Located Program – Indiana, PA
The mission of the IRMC Family Medicine residency program is to provide excellent, comprehensive, family medicine training, in order that our graduates might alleviate healthcare disparities in rural Pennsylvania communities.
Our training will integrate the assets and needs of our region to train compassionate and conscientious physicians who use evidence-based practices to provide quality service to surrounding communities during residency and beyond. Residents will learn to foster wellness of mind, body, and spirit throughout the full spectrum of a patient’s lifetime. Additionally, our training program will foster wellness for physicians by offering a holistic living and learning model in a supportive, family-friendly environment.
Unique to IRMC FMRP: For our inaugural class of residents, we are looking for leaders, pioneers, and innovators. Applicants with genuine rural and family medicine interest will be prioritized. Unique leadership opportunities will abound as we shape and mold the details of our training program. Because the IRMC FMRP is an unopposed program, residents will have full access to the myriad of learning opportunities and settings at our medical center.
Residents at IRMC will have opportunities to participate in community medicine programs with our local Amish community and migrant farm workers. Residents will have sports medicine opportunities at local high schools and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Global Health opportunities will be available dependent upon international COVID restrictions.
We invite you to visit us in Indiana, Pennsylvania, where “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Indiana, PA is the hometown of Jimmy Stewart, the site of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and is the Christmas Tree Capital of the World. With trails around the hospital and throughout our region, hikers and outdoors enthusiasts of all sorts will find new adventures here.
Both the Hoodlebug and Ghosttown bicycle trials run through Indiana County, extending 44 miles and into Cambria County. Blue Spruce County park hosts picnicking, fishing, and hiking around the lake. Yellow Creek State Park offers boating, sailing, camping, mountain biking, and fishing. Indiana is a perfect place to raise a family.
IUP hosts the Kovalchick Complex, home of the IUP Hawks basketball teams, as well as a variety of musicians and performers throughout the year. The IUP Lively Arts Program additionally hosts a variety of theatrical, symphonic, and artistic opportunities on campus at Fisher Auditorium. If you exhaust the activities in the county, Indiana is just 60 miles east of Pittsburgh where you can find professional sports teams, museums, and theaters. IRMC is the kind of place where we care for our neighbors, and everyone is treated as our guest. We look forward to meeting you and supporting you along your educational journey.