Even prior to its opening in 2013, MCG students had historically spent four- to six-week rotations studying internal medicine and pediatrics alongside physicians at Rome’s famed Harbin Clinic.
With the opening of the residential campus, students now spend most of their clinically-intensive third and fourth years with physicians in Rome and throughout Northwest Georgia. The campus focuses on a longitudinal integrated curriculum, an emerging medical education model that stresses patient-centered care and tends to produce more primary care physicians.
Dr. Leonard Daniel Reeves, a family physician from Rome, Ga., and former assistant director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Floyd Medical Center, is associate dean of the Northwest Campus. Reeves, a Rome native, was the assistant director of the Floyd Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program and served as the director of the hospital’s Family Medicine Clinic from 2001-07. He is a well-established and well-respected physician and an accomplished educator and administrator.
Reeves, a former high school math and science teacher, is a graduate of Berry College and Mercer University School of Medicine. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and am the former President of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians. He is the founding dean of the NW Campus but feels that he's just a simple country doctor who feels the education of tomorrows doctors today is our calling.