Julie Dahl-Smith

Vice Chair

Julie Dahl-Smith

Vice Chair


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Family Medicine


Dr. Julie Dahl-Smith, DO is the Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. She is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, a rural medical school with a focus on primary care, board certified with the American Board of Family Medicine (2002), the American Board of Osteopathic Medicine (2004), the American Board of Medical Acupuncture and will become a fellow of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine September 2024. She has been actively involved in teaching students, residents, and fellows in a variety of clinical and educational settings for more than 20 years. She has held positions over her career such as Osteopathic Program Director, Director of Osteopathic Medicine, Residency Director and presently VCE and more recently DFCM Rule Health Fellowship Director. Dr. Dahl-Smith believe primary care needs to be promoted at the state and national level so has belongsed to the GAFP and AAFP since her residency. She is currently the Chair of the Residency and Student Committee and sits on the GAFP board.


  • DO, Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy West Virginia School of Osteop, 1999

  • BA, Psychology, General Augusta State University, 1991

  • AS, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Emory University, 1988


  • DEA US Dept of Justice, 2015

  • DEAL US Dept of Justice, 2015

  • PHY GA Board of Medical Examiners, 2000

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • FMPC 5000

    Basic Clkshp Family Med
  • FMPC 5019

    Family Medicine Procedures
  • RFAP 5000

    Family Practice
  • MEDI 6110

    Patient Centered Learning 1
  • MEDI 6310

    Patient Centered Learning 3


Selected Recent Publications

  • Exploring Family Medicine Residents' Experiences Teaching Medical Students., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home Status and Preparedness to Assess Resident Milestones: A CERA Study., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • An osteopathic approach to reduction of readmissions for neonatal jaundice, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Manipulative techniques for relieving muscle spasms, 2004
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The current state of colonoscopy training in family medicine residency programs, 2004
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Osteopathic and Integrative medicine.