Welcome from Charles Richart, MD, FACS, FCCM
Thank you for taking the time to evaluate Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), for your general surgery residency training. Located in Gainesville, Georgia, at the base of the Appalachian Mountains — forty-five minutes northeast of downtown Atlanta, the NGMC General Surgery Residency Program provides an exciting and historic opportunity to be part of the development of a new General Surgery program. This is an opportunity to have formative input into the general surgery residency curriculum and structure of a new general surgery residency program. It is also an opportunity to be part of delivering surgical care to a large underserved region.
Our philosophy and mission in General Surgical training is to, above all, provide excellent, safe and evidence-based cutting-edge care to the people of Northeast Georgia. This is made possible by creating a learning environment where our residents have exposure and participate in the full spectrum of general surgery and surgical subspecialties including minimally invasive, bariatric, oncologic, pediatric, acute care, trauma, surgical critical care, vascular and endovascular, cardiothoracic, and plastic surgery.
During their rotations, the residents will work one-on-one with experienced general surgeons in private practice, as well as academic surgeons. Our mission is to produce board-eligible general surgeons who are excellent clinicians and surgical technicians capable and ready to enter the independent practice of general surgery in the community; or, if our residents choose to do subspecialty training, they will be competitive and capable of attaining nationally recognized fellowship training. For those residents who choose to pursue an academic career, they will be afforded the opportunity for research and to develop the foundations for an academic surgical career.
We believe that the General Surgery Residents at NGMC are the very core of an excellent Department of Surgery. We strive to clinically challenge our residents by providing an environment that is conducive to learning while promoting teamwork, professionalism and service through compassionate care for all.
Charles Richart, MD, FACS, FCCM
Program Director, General Surgery