Children's Hospital of Georgia
CHOG is a major referral center for Georgia & South Carolina. Recently the hospital celebrated its 20th year anniversary.
The NICU provides Level IV (highest level) care for the most fragile infants in the region. We were one of the first to provide Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) technology in the region. In addition to the largest team of neonatologist in the area, our hospital has its own Neonatal Air & Ground Transport Team.
The PICU is a regional tertiary referral center that treats critically ill & injured children. A pediatric intensivist is available at all times to address patient care issues and assist the housestaff. Residents get the opportunity to rotate in the PICU every year of residency.
Longitudinal Outpatient Experience
Residents are assigned the same continuity half day clinic during residency. Interns inherit a panel of patients from an outgoing resident with addition of patients through newborn visits & new patients joining the practice. Clinics are held in the Medical Office Building, which is adjacent to the Children's Hospital.
Palmetto Pediatrics/Aiken Regional Medical Center
Residents rotate in Aiken, SC (30 minutes from MCG) at Palmetto Pediatrics/Aiken Regional Medical Center, where they gain an academic experience in the setting of a community hospital and private practice. Rotations include general outpatient clinic, newborn nursery, & attending high risk deliveries.
Provides 24/7 services within a 150 mile radius and consists of 16 designated rooms in an area that is contiguous but independent from the adult emergency department. Residents rotate every year during their residency in addition to attending procedural skills workshops led by Pediatric ER department members throughout the year.
Each month, house officers meet with the Chair of the department for breakfast. This provides a forum for open discussion of concerns and suggestions to improve the department and hospital. The breakfast also provides the Chair the opportunity to update the housestaff on news and changes within the Pediatric department.
Each month the housestaff meets with the Program Director and program leadership for lunch to discuss concerns and receive updates on issues regarding the residency program. This is an informal meeting to strengthen communication between the housestaff and the administration.
Residents have access to two simulation centers to strengthen resuscitation and procedural skills. The Interdisciplinary Simulation Center is a 40,000 sq ft total dedicated training area located in the J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons building and serves as the primary healthcare simulation resource for the healthcare training programs of Augusta University.
Within the hospital, residents have access to a smaller simulation center that is utilized weekly.