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
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.