Meet Our 2020 GA ACP Vice-Chair

November 1, 2019

Internal Medicine resident physician Riaz Mahmood, DO, MS (PGY-1) was elected Vice-Chair of the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) for the July 2020-June 2021 term.

Dr. Mahmood’s primary responsibility is to support the chair in advocating for all the internal medicine residents across Georgia. This will include presiding over meetings in the absence of the chair, organizing community outreach events for residents, traveling to the Georgia capital to propose and provide feedback for issues that are of concern for residents, and resident wellness.

“In my new role, I’d like to discuss and find solutions for better resident work-life balance and mitigating resident burnout,” said Dr. Mahmood. “I would also like to see evidence-based medicine information disseminated to residents in a timely manner – which improves patient care.”

Dr. Mahmood is looking forward to collaborating with other residency programs to share information about what is working well and where there is room for improvement. In addition, Dr. Mahmood has recently applied for National ACP leadership.

About the American College of Physicians

The ACP is a national organization of internists, the largest medical-specialty organization, and second-largest physician group in the United States. Its 159,000 members include internists, internal medicine subspecialists, medical students, residents, and fellows.

About Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s GME Program

Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) GME program accepts applications for Internal Medicine, General Surgery and – new for 2019 – Family Medicine Residency Programs. Residents will match in the spring of 2020. NGMC’s Graduate Medical Education program is designed to train residents to be leaders in the medical field as well as in the community. Learn more about the NGMC GME program.