Established in 1973, the three-year Family Medicine Residency Program provides an array of unique learning, including rotations at Augusta University Health, the area’s only academic medical center, and at University Hospital, the area’s largest comprehensive community hospital.
The program also provides opportunities to train in settings providing care to vulnerable local, regional, and global populations in partnership with programs in the Medical College of Georgia Departments of Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Services and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Among other core competencies, the program also offers training in point-of-care ultrasound over all three years of residency. Point-of-care ultrasonography, which is also taught throughout all four years of medical school at MCG, has the capacity to revolutionize patient care. Advances in ultrasound technology have improved ease-of-use, superior image quality and lower cost ultrasound units. Our health system’s unique partnership with Philips Healthcare ensures access to the latest and greatest in ultrasound technology.
Family medicine residents have access to a variety of clinical settings, including one-on-one training at the area’s largest community hospital and training in an academic medical center with a thriving Family Medicine Center that has been recognized nationally as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home. Educational affiliations between our university’s teaching hospital and community-based clinical venues allow residents access to a diverse group of educational environments.