Internal Medicine

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About The Program

The Internal Medicine Residency Program of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is a three-year training program offering residents teaching and clinical experience to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to evaluate, diagnose and manage internal medicine patients. Our residents participate in a broad spectrum of patient care cases ranging from preventative services like providing vaccines and screening for illnesses to caring for patients with complex medical conditions like diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and cancers of all types. Our Health System provides a unique opportunity for resident training – from the community setting of NGMC to the almost one million people in more than 18 counties across Northeast Georgia – the patient population and pathology is ever-growing.

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Program Information

The internal medicine residency program provides teaching and clinical experience with in-house attending coverage 24/7, and the curriculum is designed with rotations in all the core internal medicine content areas.

How to Apply

Application requirements and details.

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Detailed descriptions of the rotations for each year of training in the Internal Medicine program

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Our program includes training opportunities at multiple medical center locations across the region.

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Contact Information
James Kruer, MD, FACPProgram Director 770-219-8734 Internal Medicine Main Internal Medicine Email
Why study Internal Medicine at NGMC?

Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) strong foundation and history has created a wonderful place for training in Internal Medicine. NGMC Gainesville offers a facility with more than 600 beds and a vast pathology due to our unique patient population. Along with these features, the most significant reason an Internal Medicine resident will succeed with NGMC is because of our system’s strong belief in building a successful Internal Medicine Residency Program. From our state-of-the-art call room for residents and the office of GME to our hospitalist program and subspecialists in helping to develop our residency, the support for our program is seen throughout our facility. With this solid foundation, concrete operations, and support from the overall health system, our residency is a successful environment where all residents can thrive on their path to become exemplary physicians.

How are the Rotations Organized?

Residents in our program have the unique opportunity to work one-on-one with experienced faculty who provide care for patients in all areas of internal medicine. Residents will complete monthly rotations in various specialties with direct supervision. The rotations are designed to focus on producing internal medicine physicians who are ready to step out into the practicing environment.
Rotations will be performed at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) in Gainesville and Braselton, as well as several outside sites within the community including Kidney Care Center of Georgia, Longstreet Cancer Center, New Horizons Lanier Park, Atlanta Gastro, and the Arthritis Center of North Georgia.

What is the Curriculum?

At the beginning of residency for PGY-1 residents, all interns will participate in an extended didactic schedule, focusing on professional and clinical skills to provide the foundation for their competency development throughout their residency. Hands-on activities and directed practice of patient care will be a pivotal component of the curriculum, as well as skills to assist with integrating into the culture of the hospital and community.