• Georgia South Residency Program

About Us

Georgia South Family Medicine Residency at Colquitt Regional Medical Center is located in Moultrie, Georgia. Accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Georgia South has built a program that adheres to both accrediting entities and plans on incorporating Osteopathic Recognition in the near future. The program offers a unique opportunity for residents to train in an unopposed program working side-by-side with practicing physicians in the area, designing a hands-on experience for each resident.

Colquitt Regional Medical Center is a 151-bed hospital that underwent a major renovation and expansion in 2014. The improved campus features a 24-bed Emergency Department, State-of-the-Art Surgical Center equipped with the Da Vinci Minimally Invasive Surgical System, a 10 bed ICU with all private rooms, and a new Cath Lab allowing our physicians to utilize the latest technology for patient care. In 2016 another renovation was completed enlarging the Diagnostic Imaging Department and installing a new 128-slice CT Scanner.

Colquitt Regional was the only hospital in Georgia to be recognized nationally as a 2014 Top Rural Hospital by the Leap Frog Group and has consistently received an “A” grade for their Hospital Safety Score. Over 25 specialties are represented within their medical staff and 10 new physicians have joined Colquitt Regional in the past year. Great things are happening at Colquitt Regional and the Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program invites you to learn more about the first new program of its kind to be offered in South Georgia in two decades.

We are shaping health care quality and access across the region, come join us!

Services Provided

Upcoming Recruitment Fairs

Our Curriculum

We are a diverse community of learners committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive primary care to the rural and underserved communities of South Georgia through a training program for residents and students that aims to be both rigorous and personally fulfilling.

Our main goal is to train physicians in the full breadth of primary care to serve rural communities in Georgia; yet feel confident that our graduates have both the clinical acumen as well as the independent learning skills to provide basic health care for all people anywhere in the country or around the world.

Central to our program is the incorporation of individuality to each residents training. We have developed a strong, unified didactic experience as well as a unique learning experience beyond the basic required rotations.

We hope to develop our residents into compassionate, well-trained family physicians who can contribute their skills to providing excellent medical care to rural populations. For more information on our Curriculum, please see the charts below:

POST GRADUATE YEAR 1 (PGY-1)
  • 16 weeks Family Medicine Residency Service (FMRS)
  • 4 weeks ER
  • 4 weeks General Surgery
  • 4 weeks OB
  • 4 weeks Orthopedics
  • 4 weeks Inpatient Pediatrics
  • 4 weeks Elective
  • 4 weeks Critical Care
  • 2 weeks Sports Medicine
  • 2 weeks Urology
  • 2 weeks Radiology
  • 2 weeks Procedures
POST GRADUATE YEAR 2 (PGY-2)
  • 16 weeks FMRS
  • 4 weeks ER
  • 4 weeks General Surgery
  • 4 weeks OB
  • 4 weeks Geriatrics
  • 4 weeks Inpatient Pediatrics
  • 8 weeks Elective
  • 4 weeks Outpatient Pediatrics
  • 2 weeks Dermatology
  • 2 weeks Procedures
POST GRADUATE YEAR 3 (PGY-3)
  • 16 weeks FMRS
  • 4 weeks Elective
  • 4 weeks GYN
  • 4 weeks Pulmonology
  • 4 weeks Orthopedics
  • 4 weeks Community Medicine
  • 4 weeks Outpatient Pediatrics
  • 4 weeks Inpatient Pediatrics
  • 2 weeks Ophthalmology
  • 2 weeks Practice Management
  • 2 weeks ENT
  • 2 weeks Procedures

Program Educational Goals and Objectives

Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Overall educational goals and objectives as a Center of Excellence in Family Medicine education.

Model teaching in outpatient care:

Utilize the Georgia South Family Medicine Center as a model of outpatient teaching by a faculty with diverse areas of expertise and by creating a culture of continuity care, prevention and health promotion.

Comprehensive Inpatient training:

Operate an inpatient service that prepares residents for hospital practice by providing quality training experiences in the core disciplines of adult and pediatric medicine, obstetrics, geriatrics, end of life care, general surgery, and the various subspecialty disciplines that encompass the broad training of Family Physicians.

Competency in Medical Education:

Prepare residents for practicing the broad scope of Family Medicine in an evolving electronic healthcare environment in which medical technology and evidence based medicine must integrate for the purpose of delivering high quality and cost effective care.

Community service and Scholarly activity:

Residents and faculty will have community exposure through experiences with rural health centers, public health departments and high school sporting events. By involvement in hospital and clinic quality committees, residents engage in scholarly activities that impact the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery in our local community.

Faculty

As teaching physicians, we take our role as Faculty members very seriously. As medicine continues to change, we must keep current with quality measures, patient satisfaction trends and best practice recommendations. In doing so, we are able to provide our Residents with the skills they need to treat and care for their patients and the community.

Administrative Staff

Didactics

Georgia South hosts weekly didactic sessions for residents, medical students, practicing physicians and other learners. These regularly scheduled 5 hour sessions are referred to as Academic Half Day (AHD), which occur every Wednesday afternoon beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Block 1 and 2 (8 weeks) begins Georgia South’s “core” lectures, which are repeated annually to cover the foundation of Family Medicine. This means that residents will get “core” lectures 3 times during their training. All other lectures will be repeated twice during a resident’s training.

Beginning block 3, a “15-month” curriculum is implemented that excludes the 2 months of annual core.

“Core” topics:

  • Welcome and Program Intro
  • Intro to Clinic & Controlled Substances
  • POC testing
  • Community Resources
  • Intro Scholarly Activity
  • Intro to FMRS
  • OMT
  • Intro to Wellness & Resiliency
  • Hospital Acquired Infections
  • Family Medicine Residency Service Top 10
  • EKG
  • COPD Exacerbation
  • DKA/HHS
  • Critical Care
  • Diabetes Part 1 (drugs)
  • Well Child & Vaccines
  • HTN
  • Routine Prenatal Care
  • Radiology: What to Order & when
  • Acid/Base
  • Vent Management
  • Sepsis
  • CHF
  • CVA
  • Diabetes Part 2 (everything else)
  • PAPs and results
  • Hyper/hypothyroidism
  • NST
  • ULTRASOUND – Sonosite
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Chronic Pain
  • ADHD
  • Asthma
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Antibiotics
  • Chest Pain & ACS
  • Newborn Nursery
  • Peds Inpatient Top 5
  • PE/DVT
  • Geri Assessment & Dementia
  • Jeopardy Review

Sample AHD Schedule

12:30- 1:00 Short Lecture Rotational: QI Project, Resiliency, Journal Club
Behavioral Health/Practice Management/Women's
1:00-2:00 Short Lecture Health/Geriatrics
2:00 - 3:00 Short Lecture Inpatient Medicine
3:00 - 4:00 Short Lecture Outpatient Medicine
4:00 - 5:00 ShortLecture OMM/Pediatrics
5:00 - 5:30 Short Lecture Rotational: Board Review/Case Review/M&M

Benefits

As valued members of our team, residents are paid a competitive salary and are eligible for our extensive technology, educational and health benefits.

COMPENSATION

Residents are paid a progressive salary. In addition, first-year residents receive a $2,000 moving and transition allowance.

  • $52,000 - Year 1
  • $53,000 - Year 2
  • $54,000 - Year 3
EDUCATION AND LICENSING BENEFITS

Residents have access to a variety of educational and licensing benefits:

Book and Continuing Medical Education (CME) allowance:

  • Year 1: $1,200
  • Year 2: $1,200
  • Year 3: $1,200

Paid memberships to the following professional organizations:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
  • Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association (GOMA)
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP)
  • American Osteopathic Association (AOA) memberships
  • COMLEX Part 3 or USMLE Part 3 fee paid
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration paid
  • Annual resident retreat
  • State temporary postgraduate training permit fee paid yearly
  • Paid two-week orientation (includes social activities and team building course)
INSURANCE AND HEALTH BENEFITS

Our residents enjoy the following insurance and health benefits:

Health and dental insurance available for residents and their families Flexible spending accounts

  • Long-term disability insurance, short-term disability insurance and long-term care insurance are available
  • Cancer and critical illness insurance
  • Life insurance free to resident (equal to one times annual base salary); Supplemental Term Life and AD&D available
  • Retirement available
  • Tax-free health and dependent care spending accounts
  • Medical malpractice insurance paid by Colquitt Regional Medical Center for program-related activities
  • Maternity and paternity leave
Additional Benefits

In addition, residents also receive the following job-related benefits:

  • Paid vacation (20 days annually)
  • CME days (approved by Program Director)
  • Free lab coats
  • Free immunizations
  • Free meals
  • Free physician parking
  • Free onsite exercise coach and classes
  • YMCA membership available at reduced rate

Application process

Thank you for your interest in our program. Please note we only accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), therefore all applicants must apply to the program through ERAS. Please do not submit applications via email or fax.

The following requirements must be met by residency applicants applying to our program in order to be considered for an interview.

  • Graduation date from medical school preferred within the past three year. Graduation dates past five years will not be considered;
  • US citizenship or permanent resident of the US – WE DO NOT SPONSOR OR ACCEPT ANY VISAS;
  • Completed Common ERAS Application Form;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation written within the past year by U.S. physicians you have worked with clinically. Letters must be written on the physician’s letterhead;
  • Personal Statement;
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE);
  • Medical School Transcript;
  • Competitive score on COMLEX or equivalent USMLE scores with no failures preferred. It will be at programs discretion to grant an interview to an applicant that has failed COMLEX 1, COMLEX 2, COMLEX 2 PE, Step I, Step 2 CK or Step 2 CS;
  • Dean’s Letter;
  • Applicants must have current, substantial and credible hands-on US clinical experience. Observerships do not apply;
  • ECFMG Certificate, if applicable, is required prior to employment.
In addition, please note the following:
  • All COMLEX or USMLE scores must be uploaded to ERAS prior to the offer of an interview;
  • Criminal background checks are performed on all potential employees. Employees cannot be employed unless this check is satisfactory;
  • Drug/Tobacco screens are performed on all potential employees. Employees cannot be employed unless these screens are negative;
  • All applicants must be able to meet the medical licensure requirements in the State of Georgia;
  • Candidates must meet all federal standards as may be required by centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) or other federal and state regulatory agencies. Applicants that are designated by CMS as “excluded providers” shall not be eligible to appointment as a resident.
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Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in our Family Medicine Residency Program. We participate in the ERAS application process. If you have questions regarding the program, please contact:

If you prefer, call us at
(229) 985-3003

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