By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Gwinnett-based medical residency program moves ahead

Lawrenceville, Ga.– Interviews are underway at Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) for the new internal medicine residency program. The first class of internal medicine residents will begin training in June 2015; GMC hopes to accept up to five residents during the first year.

“GMC will provide internal medicine residents with a robust experience based on thriving cardiology and stroke programs, and the high-volume emergency department that cares for nearly 140,000 patients yearly,” said Kimberly Bates, MD, GMC’s director of the internal medicine residency for the Graduate Medical Education Program. “Perspective candidates will also find Gwinnett’s cultural diversity attractive as a diverse patient base is requisite when establishing a solid medical foundation among residents.” 

As part of the internal medicine program, residents will be guided through the extensive curriculum of general internal medicine, highlighting the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases. 

“It’s well documented that physicians remain in the community where they complete their residency; the greater north metro stands to benefit from this program as it will help address the severe primary care physician shortage in Georgia,” said Phil Wolfe, GMC’s president and CEO.

GMC’s internal medicine residency program is affiliated with the Georgia Campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and The Georgia Regents University/The University of Georgia Medical Partnership in Athens.

About Gwinnett Medical Center
Gwinnett Medical Center is a nationally-recognized, not-for-profit healthcare network with acute-care hospitals in Lawrenceville and Duluth. Offering cardiovascular, orthopedic and neuroscience specialty care as well as a full continuum of wellness services, GMC’s 4,500 associates and 800 affiliated physicians serve more than 400,000 patients annually. To learn more about how GMC is transforming healthcare, visit http://www.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org or follow us at https://facebook.com/gwinnettmedical, http://twitter.com/gwinnettmedical or http://youtube.com/gwinnettmedical.