GME News & Updates


February 22, 2021

What are Mentee Responsibilities?

Louise Jones, PhD, MEd – Director of Research & Scholarly Activity We have discussed the responsibilities of a mentor, so now let’s explore the mentee duties! Summary of Mentee Responsibilities “Appreciative Inquiry is the cooperative search for the best in people, their organizations, and the world around them . . . AI involves the art […]

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February 12, 2021

Responsibility of Mentors and Getting Started!

Louise Jones, PhD, MEd, Director of Research & Scholarly Activity How do you prepare for mentoring? The biggest factor with mentoring is that it takes time and mental effort. You shouldn’t commit to mentoring if you just don’t have the time or brain space to invest in the relationship. What some find more manageable, is […]

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February 5, 2021


Louise Jones, PhD, MEd, Director of Research & Scholarly Activity A formal mentoring relationship provides support for the resident during an intense period of their training and it also provides a legacy moment for the mentor. Mentors take stock of how far they personally have traveled and can use the opportunity to pay it forward. […]

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February 1, 2021

Explaining the Different Types of Mentors

Louise Jones, PhD, MEd, Director of Research & Scholarly Activity General Faculty Mentors Each resident is assigned a specific faculty-mentor who acts as their program guide, career advisor, and support source. Typically, residents get together with their mentors monthly or quarterly, with more sessions set up as needed. There may be an element of “assessor” […]

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January 25, 2021

Clinical Faculty and the Many Hats They Wear

Philip Kimsey, NGMC Family Medicine faculty

Louise Jones, PhD, MEd Director of Research & Scholarly Activity Mentoring Mentoring, according to Lois Zachary, author of the 2021 edition of The Mentor’s Guide, is primarily about relational engagement between mentor and mentee. Zachary quotes the old African proverb as a means of describing the essence of mentoring: “If you want to travel fast, […]

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January 6, 2021

Guiding Tips for a Healthy Mind

Samantha Grant, MD – PGY-1 Family Medicine Resident I Walked into the Exam Room… I walked into the exam room to see my patient who presented with the complaint of difficulty sleeping. After asking some questions, I discovered that her mood was persistently low, she barely had the energy to manage her tasks at work […]

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December 18, 2020

COVID-19 and the Holidays… Having that Difficult Conversation

People walking down the street lit with Christmas lights

Devin Vicknair, PhD Faculty, NGMC Family Medicine Residency Program The holiday season is upon us! Typically, this is a time for family get-togethers, parties, pot-luck work lunches, and tons of merriment. Can we still celebrate during COVID-19? Yes, we can – but like everything else, it will look and feel different. It’s not uncommon for […]

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December 3, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions about Research Opportunities at Northeast Georgia Medical Center GME

NGMC has provided patients within our community the opportunity to participate in clinical trials since 1996. Historically, our research effort has been focused on offering clinical trials in the areas of oncology and cardiology. Due to the continued hard work and efforts of our research nurse managers as well as our clinical research team, our […]

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October 21, 2020

Welcome Kalpana Prasad, MD, Program Director for Planned Psychiatry Residency Program

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Graduate Medical Education is thrilled to announce Kalpana Prasad, MD as its newest program director for the planned Psychiatry residency program at NGMC. Dr. Prasad attended medical school at King George Medical College in Lucknow, India. After medical school, she moved to England where she completed her British Psychiatry Residency […]

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October 19, 2020

Virtual Research Week Re-Cap

Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) just wrapped up their first virtual Research Week! Participants could view e-posters, watch videos highlighting work that nurses are leading, listen to physicians speak about the benefits of clinical trial research, and find links to publications from our healthcare researchers. They also learned more about how research and scholarly activities […]

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