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Family Medicine Residency

The Carle Foundation Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program is a community based program in 433 bed tertiary care hospital featuring:

  • Level I Trauma Center
  • Level III Perinatal services
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Carle Cancer Center
  • Carle Heart and Vascular Institute

We are equipped with tremendous resources and research opportunities. Our program is technologically advanced with a fully integrated inpatient/outpatient Electronic Medical Record (Epic), a Simulation Lab and digital resources at your fingertips.

GENERAL SALARY AND BENEFITS
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Melissa Graham

Program Coordinator

Email: fmrp@carle.com

Main Office: (217) 383-4645

Program Description 


Program Highlights 

  • Community based Family Medicine friendly hospital which is also a very sophisticated tertiary referral center for the region with strengths in emergency medicine/trauma, obstetrics and pediatric subspecialties. Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Physician Group are well established institutions since 1931.
  • Our affiliation with the Carle Illinois College of Medicine gives our residents opportunities to teach and serve as mentors for medical students.
  • Collaboration with Critical Care and General Surgery in the inpatient setting strengthens our inpatient teaching program.
  • Innovative educational styles and internal track education systems.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • High retention rate in Champaign-Urbana, a family friendly community.
  • Fully implemented EMR integrated throughout the hospital and clinic (Epic).
  • Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Curriculum

Residency training in Family Medicine includes hands-on patient care experiences in clinic and hospital settings as well as exposure to patients at the local Federally Qualified Health Center, in nursing homes, and at home. The majority of our didactics have been consolidated to occur on Tuesday afternoons. During these times, residents are excused from other duties to attend these learning opportunities.

PGY1 - Rotations

  • Transition to Residency*
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Service 1
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Service 2
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Service 3
  • Emergency Medicine 1
  • Pediatrics Inpatient 1
  • Pediatric Outpatient
  • Nursery
  • Elective 1
  • Pulm/Radiology
  • Cardiology
  • OB Nights
PGY2 - Rotations

  • Family Medicine Inpatient Service 4
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Service 5
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Service 6/Research
  • Elective 2 (Track Specific)
  • Pediatric Outpatient 2
  • ICU
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Neuro
  • Pysch
  • Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Quality/Nephro
PGY3 - Rotations

  • Family Medicine Inpatient Service 7
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Service 8
  • Pediatric Inpatient 2
  • Emergency Medicine 2
  • Eye (2 week), Addiction (2 week)
  • ENT (2 weeks), Urology (1 week), Endo (1 week)
  • Elective 3 (can be track specific)
  • Track 1 (FMC if needed)
  • Track 2
  • Track 3
  • Track 4
  • Track 5
  • Track 6

*Transition to residency: To include Carle orientation, FMIS, clinical research and FMC

ᶧDefault choice for specialty rotations


Family Medicine

  • Pediatrics (Outpatient 3)
  • Acute Care Clinic
  • Psychology
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Flex 1 (Geriatrics)
  • Flex 2 (FMC/OMT)
Women's Health

  • Gyncology Branch
  • OB Office
  • Ambulatory Women’s Health
  • Breast
  • Uro-gynecology/Gynecology
  • Flex 1 (OB Office 2)
  • Flex 2 (Women's Health 2)
  • Obstetrics Branch
  • OB
  • OB Office
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • NICU
  • Flex 1 (OB 2)
  • Flex 2 (OB Office 2)
Hospitalist

  • Hospitalist 1
  • Hospitalist 2
  • Hospitalist 3
  • ICU
  • Flex 1 (Nights 2)
  • Flex 2 (Swing Shift 2)
Family Practice is the default area of concentration (AOC) unless otherwise selected. AOC electives in parentheses are the default rotations. AOC are preliminarily declared during the 10th block of PGY-1 and become final during the 6th block of PGY-2 with approval from the residency director and resident's advising physician.

How Do We Track Resident Performance?


Evaluations 

At the end of each block rotation, you will receive a written and verbal evaluation from the attending(s) with whom you worked most closely. As a PGY-1, your attending will also need to complete a "mid-rotation" evaluation, designed to provide you with feedback midway through the experience so you can remedy whatever concerns may be identified. Our residents have found this extremely helpful. Furthermore, you will complete a self-evaluation of your skills on a quarterly basis.


Procedure Cards 

Family Medicine physicians provide myriad services within their offices. Additionally, when you are searching for a job upon completion of residency, various clinic and hospital credentialing committees require that you show both a sufficient quantity and sufficient training in performance of a variety of procedures before granting you the privilege to do it in your practice. Therefore, we require you to show competency in 17 commonly performed office based procedures before you graduate. 


University Affiliations 

Carle Family Medicine Residency is affiliated with the Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Meet Our Team

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Timothy S. Meneely, DO

Administration

Program Director

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Brandyn Mason, DO

Administration

Associate Program Director

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Melissa Graham

Administration

Program Coordinator

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Stanley Wu, MD

Core Faculty

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Katherine Turner, MD

Core Faculty

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J.R. Hoffman

Core Faculty

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Simone Hampton, MD

Core Faculty

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Lynda Alper, M.Ed, LCPC

Faculty

Non-Physician

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Steven Gentry, MD

Faculty

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Frances Kramer, MD

Faculty

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Dawn McCoy, MD

Faculty

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Carla Rafferty, MD

Faculty

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Amanda Rubush, MD

Faculty

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Deborah Singleton, MD

Faculty

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Jerrad Zimmerman, MD

Faculty

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Kristine Carpenter, MD

Faculty

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Tracy Grotrian, DO

Faculty

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Charles Liang, DO

Faculty

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Erika McLean, MD

Faculty

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Anne Robin, MD

Faculty

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Sally Salmons, MD

Faculty

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Tina Yang, DO

Faculty

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Lauren Brooks, DO

Resident

PGY-3

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Michael Foreman, DO

Resident

PGY-3

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George Lessmann, DO

Resident

PGY-3

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Devon Oswald, DO

Resident

PGY-3

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Anthony Phan, DO

Resident

PGY-3

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Margaret Tate, DO

Resident

PGY-3

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Muzammal Ahmed, DO

Resident

PGY-2

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Abigail Karius, MD

Resident

PGY-2

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Saman Misbah, DO

Resident

PGY-2

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Shawn Patel, DO

Resident

PGY-2

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Julia Rozier, MD

Resident

PGY-2

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Kavyamol Thyagarajan, DO

Resident

PGY-2

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Bret Clawson, MD

Resident

PGY-1

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Jennifer Garcia, DO

Resident

PGY-1

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Nejmun Hussain, DO

Resident

PGY-1

How to Apply

Interview Criteria 

We are a competitive community based program in a highly desirable place to live, grow, practice, and raise a family. As we receive a very large number of applications each year, it is possible that not all applicants meeting the below criteria will be offered an interview. Decisions are made upon review of all information that is available at the time that the application is reviewed.

  • Must be a graduate of LCME or COCA accredited colleges of medicine or their equivalent.
  • No more than three years have elapsed between initiation of residency training and graduation from medical school, previous residency training experience, or active practice.
  • A total of three letters of recommendation are required; one of which must be from a Family Medicine physician and one directly affiliated with the sending medical school.
  • We currently do not sponsor resident applications that require H1b visa status.
  • An applicant must possess excellent skills in both verbal and written English.
  • Only complete applications will be considered for interview. A complete application will include the following:
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Personal Statement
    • Physical Exam and results for Level 1 of COMLEX/USMLE. Availability of final results for Level 2 COMLEX/USMLE is encouraged and highly preferred for interview consideration.
If you have any questions regarding our program or the application process, please contact us at fmrp@carle.com.