A training program for future physicians in Muncie is undergoing an administrative change, but officials say it should have little impact on the 64 residents taking part in Graduate Medical Education programs. They are currently employed by Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital but the sponsorship will switch to the IU School of Medicine starting in January.
Administrators say IUSM has a larger GME office with the ability to perform and oversee the program more efficiently. They say it will provide the residents with increased benefits and access to more resources.
The residency programs focus on internal medicine and family medicine.
The schools say technically the students are being terminated, but the GME program will continue for the residents in good standing who wish to remain. The students will remain located at Ball Memorial Hospital, but under a new employer.
IUBMH says it issued a WARN notice with the state out of an “abundance of caution.”