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Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program

"Their minds are opened and they look for opportunities to serve, to make a difference…"

Welcome from the Director!

Thank you for your interest in our nationally renowned residency program. As our health care system continues to evolve, there is no question that our specialty will remain pivotal in addressing the health care needs of our country. We’re excited about the strong teaching experience we’re able to offer our residents, and about the high-caliber students we’ve attracted to our program over the past several decades.

In 2018, Memorial Residency was recognized by the ACGME for fostering a respectful and supportive learning environment for its residents by receiving the Baldwin Award. Although we don’t strive to win awards in our everyday work, this reflects the support and partnership we have with Memorial Hospital and Beacon Health System and is illustrative of the exceptional experience our residents experience.   With only two such awards given in the country, this confirms what we’ve known all along – we’re a place where you can thrive at work!

We are a 9-9-9 unopposed residency program located in South Bend, IN.  Being the only residency in the hospital gives our residents plenty of hands-on experience and ample learning opportunities.  All of our residents learn by doing and have a level of autonomy that challenges them while still providing a safety net of informed and engaged faculty members who ensure no one gets left behind during training.

We offer several different curricular options to individualize learning and goals for each resident without compromising the essential broad training base of full spectrum family medicine for all.  We have three fellowship options for residents who want to expand their training: Sports Medicine, Obstetrics and a unique Health Service Management fellowship that offers a longitudinally integrated Masters in Public Affairs degree from Indiana University.

Our clinic space was expanded and modernized in 2016 to offer state of the art resources for our patients and providers.  Our benefits package is excellent, supporting our residents through their training years while also providing technological support with a laptop and access to electronic medical resources.

With family medicine remaining at the core of our community’s healthcare model, South Bend continues to be an excellent location to train and practice as a family physician.  South Bend is a moderate sized city which is family friendly, has plenty of local attractions with the added benefit of being in close proximity to Chicago and Indianapolis for those seeking a bigger city atmosphere.

There are many factors that make Memorial an amazing place to train but above all else, the people, our “Memorial Family”, are what make us great and we are extremely proud of our residents and alumni. Our residents are remarkable and this is further exemplified by one of our third year residents being awarded the AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, an award annually bestowed upon 12 residents in the entire country.

I sincerely hope you will visit us so we may share with you our enthusiasm for the work we’re doing here at Memorial Hospital!

If you’d like to learn more, email us at, browse our website or visit our Facebook Page . Our program uses the ERAS system and only accepts residents through the NRMP match. We’ll start interviews in October and hope to finish by January 11.


Kristine E. Jennings, MD
Program Director

Recipient of the 2018 DeWitt C. Baldwin, Jr. Award