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Residency Program Receives Continued Accreditation and New Program Director

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education announced yesterday the continued accreditation of the Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine Residency Program. Now in its second year, the program operates through Ascension St. Vincent Evansville and Good Samaritan in Vincennes and is sponsored by Indiana University School of Medicine.

In addition to the continued accreditation news, partners announced the appointment of Adrian Singson, MD as program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Singson served within the program as a site director and chair of the Program Evaluation Committee. During his residency training, he served as chief resident at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. After residency, he continued at Ball Memorial as medical director of the residency clinic and senior associate program director.

Dr. Singson continues the legacy developed by the program’s first director, Robert Ficalora, MD who will continue in a leadership role in the residency program as senior associate program director. Steven Becker, MD., assistant DIO, and director and associate dean of the IU School of Medicine Evansville Campus notes that “Dr. Ficalora’s experience and knowledge have built a very strong foundation for the program. In his new role as senior associate program director, he will continue to mentor and advise junior faculty and residents in the program.”

Ascension St. Vincent Evansville is a regional care provider, with significant subspecialty resources and a large referral population from southern Indiana, southeastern Illinois as well as western Kentucky.

Good Samaritan has a large underserved primary care base in southern Indiana, which extends almost 100 miles into four counties of southeastern Illinois. The residency program is a part of the Southwest Indiana Graduate Medical Education Consortium, an initiative of allied IU School of Medicine residency programs intended to provide care and to address the physician shortage in the region.