Good Samaritan will be welcoming its first round of medical residents to
their Graduate Medical Education program this July.
Good Samaritan, in collaboration with Indiana University School of Medicine,
will host their first white coat ceremony to welcome four psychiatry medical
residents on Friday, June 21.
Residents are trainees who have completed four years of medical school
and are now specializing in becoming physicians. They will have hands-on
practice with patients in a supervised clinical environment. The white
coat ceremony marks the transition from medical school to further training
on the way to becoming practicing physicians.
Bringing psychiatry residents to the community will fulfill a medical need
in the area. There is an overwhelming national shortage of psychiatrists
nationwide, especially in rural areas. Addiction rates are also climbing
with very few doctors to treat overdoses. “The primary focus of
our program is to train our residents to serve in community settings,”
said Dr. Allie Thomas-Fannin, Psychiatry Residency Program Director and
Samaritan Center Psychiatrist at Good Samaritan. “The residents
will train in collaborative settings with a goal of improving and expanding
addictions training, including medication assisted treatment.”
In addition to the arrival of the psychiatry residents, Good Samaritan
will soon begin recruiting for residents to be a part of its Internal
Medicine Residency Program set to begin in 2020.
“We are so excited to welcome the first residents to our Psychiatry
Residency Program,” said Rob McLin, President and CEO. “Statistics
show that residents are more likely to stay and practice medicine in the
towns where they completed their residency. We are optimistic that having
both the Psychiatry and Internal Medicine residency here at Good Samaritan
will bring more providers to the area and help with access to care in
Vincennes residents will begin to see the four psychiatry residents in
the community beginning in July. As part of their rotations, the residents
will not only train in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings,
but also in primary care, internal medicine and emergency medicine.