Core Faculty Family Medicine Residency Program

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If you are a board certified family medicine physician interested in academic rural medicine with a busy, well-established group, Baptist Health Family Medicine Residency Program in Madisonville, KY, would like to hear from you.

Opportunity Overview:

We are searching for a forward-thinking, progressive physician-educator experienced in - and dedicated to, rural family practice, to join the faculty of our Family Medicine Residency Program to help train the next generation of providers. Our highly successful program, now in its fifth decade of producing highly-skilled, ethical and compassionate family medicine physicians to serve rural populations throughout Kentucky and elsewhere, was one of the first residency programs in the country specifically dedicated to rural family medicine.

We are constantly evolving our program to incorporate the latest standards of excellence in primary care to insure our graduates are ready to begin their careers at the forefront of evidence-based medicine. We have been, for instance, designated as a Patient Centered Medical Home by the NCQA.

Our three-year program is home to 18 residents, supported and mentored by 5 faculty members (including the program director), with plans to expand to six. This provides for extensive one-on-one mentoring, which we believe is key to the development of young physicians. Our residency is unopposed at our medical center, so learning opportunities abound. We are also home to a medical school program, in cooperation with the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where we train third- and fourth-year medical students who wish to pursue rural practice. We have a pharmacy residency program, a CRNA program (in partnership with Murray State University), a nursing program and a large number of allied health training programs. The wide range of our educational programs allows for us to learn in interdisciplinary teams, providing the best opportunity for both education and patient care. Our residency program is also at the center of our expanding community health efforts.

Our inpatient facility at Baptist Health Madisonville is a highly-advanced medical center, licensed at 410 beds, offering a full slate of services across a wide range of primary care and specialist disciplines. We serve a six-county, mostly rural area with a population base of greater than 150,000. Our faculty are expected to be dedicated physician educators, with 80% of their time spent in teaching activities and 20% involved in clinical practice in our residency clinic. Substantial faculty time is protected for teaching and administrative use in the program. Faculty spend two half-days seeing patients, with a maximum of 8-10 patients per half-day. Hospital admissions from the faculty practice are admitted to the Residency Inpatient Service. We offer extremely competitive salary and benefits in a very low-cost-of-living area.

Our community of Madisonville, KY, is a small town that is constantly growing closer to achieving the status of the town motto: “The Best Town on Earth”. Although we are a small community, with all the charm and warmth one would expect, we also have a wide variety of amenities to enhance our quality of life. We have, for instance, a large performing arts center, located on the campus of Madisonville Community College, which is the largest facility in the state system. We are also home to a regional campus of Murray State University. We have an extensive network of city parks and there are a number of state parks located nearby. We are located an hour from the Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area which offers unlimited opportunity for outdoor and aquatic fun for people of all ages. Our local school district is rated as “distinguished” by the state board of education and we enjoy very affordable housing and a low cost of living. For urban pursuits, we are located 50 miles from the metropolitan area of Evansville, IN, 90 miles from Nashville, TN and 240 miles from St. Louis, MO.

If you are a physician/educator and you are interested in being part of a progressive, dynamic, patient-centered environment where you can help re-imagine how primary care training is done, please contact us.

Benefits: As an employee of Baptist Health Medical Group, physicians will receive the following compensation and benefits:

  • Competitive compensation package
    Starting bonus
    Relocation / moving allowance
    Base salary
    Student loan repayment assistance
    Allowed time off
  • Comprehensive benefits package
    Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
    Retirement savings plans - 403(b) and 457
    Paid CME and licensure
    Medical malpractice insurance

A physician-led medical group
Baptist Health Medical Group brings together all of Baptist Health's employed providers into one comprehensive, multispecialty network serving residents of Kentucky, Indiana and neighboring states. Backed by the Baptist Health system of hospitals and led by experienced physicians who are distinguished in their fields, the group encompasses nearly 1,000 providers, including 610 physicians and more than 375 advanced practice clinicians. These professionals include primary care providers, as well as highly trained surgeons and specialists offering advanced treatments, technologies and care.

While many of the Medical Group's administrative functions are centralized, Baptist Health recognizes that healthcare is delivered on a very personal level. Therefore, the governing structure includes local leadership councils and operations staff in each of the system's three regions, Kentuckiana, East and West, to address each community's unique needs. These councils work together to ensure that patients visiting a Baptist Health Medical Group provider can expect the same quality care at each of our practices and in each of our hospitals – care that is appropriate, timely and centered on our valued patients.

About Baptist Health Madisonville
Baptist Health Madisonville offers you a caring, collaborative environment where leadership listens. A good work/life balance is a priority because family is important to us. We invite you to click here to see a short video that will help describe our supportive environment.

Baptist Health Madisonville

900 Hospital Drive
Madisonville, KY 42431

With more than 300 physicians and providers on staff, Baptist Health Madisonville provides quality care, close to home, to patients in western Kentucky. Baptist Health Medical Group includes primary care providers, urgent care clinics, and specialists conveniently located in our neighboring communities.

Our Services

  • The Jack L. Hamman Heart & Vascular Center for heart care, including electrophysiology
  • A nationally accredited cancer care program in the Merle M. Mahr Cancer Center
  • The Sleep Disorders Center, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Mother and Baby care, including the Centering Pregnancy® prenatal program – the only one of its kind in western Kentucky
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Award-winning Women's Services
  • Acute rehab unit
  • Complete range of diagnostics technology, including 3-D mammography
  • Home Care and Hospice, serving patients in 11 counties

Our Mission

Baptist Health demonstrates the love of Christ by providing and coordinating care and improving health in our communities.

Our Vision

Baptist Health will lead in clinical excellence, compassionate care, and growth to meet the needs of our patients.

Our Faith-Based Values

Baptist Health will live out its Christ-centered mission and achieve its vision guided by the following faith-based values: Integrity, Respect, Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration and Joy.

Commitment to Patient Safety

Baptist Health will continuously improve outcomes through system-wide efforts that drive and standardize our culture of safety and clinical excellence.

About Madisonville
Madisonville and Hopkins County are home to Kentucky's largest variety of outdoor recreation activities, including scenic trails, tranquil lakes, rolling grasslands and dense forests. Madisonville offers a variety of dining options, a state-of-the-art fine arts theatre and gallery, and a large selection of comfortable and hospitable accommodations.

Madisonville is home to an award-winning school system – Hopkins County Schools, and higher education through Madisonville Community College and Murray State University Regional Campus.

The fun extends beyond Madisonville. Dawson Springs offers a rich cultural history as an 1800s spa town and is the front door to the natural beauty of Pennyrile State Forest and Lake Beshear. Hanson is home to Kentucky's smallest historic district, offering a wonderfully restored downtown that is a must-see stop for artisan crafts and antiques.

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Ceil Baugh

270.875.5538 (cell)

270.326.4520 (office)

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