Family Medicine Residency

About The Program

The Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Family Medicine Residency program is a three-year training program offering residents the full scope of training and clinical experience necessary to comprehensively manage a population of patients throughout the lifespan. In our suburban-rural, community-based program, residents will have necessary hands-on experience directing care to prevent disease and become experts in chronic disease management.

During the 36 month training, resident physicians build and manage a panel of patients across the lifespan. From delivering babies and performing newborn care to taking care of a critically ill senior and continuing that relationship in the nursing home, family medicine is there delivering the right care at the right time.

Continuity is the greatest teacher you will ever have, and this program based on the “clinic first” model delivers. The relationships you have with your patients help improve their outcomes, and the relationships you have with the faculty improve your training. We mentor and equip you with a diverse skill set to ensure that you are both competent and confident in your future work.

What makes us different:

Because we serve patients from 19 counties across northeast Georgia, Family Medicine residents will receive a wide range of training that will enable them to practice confidently in any setting, including rural, suburban or international.


Welcome from Monica Newton, DO, MPH, FAAFP

Program Information

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Meet Our Faculty


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Mission and Goals

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Contact Information
Monica Newton, DO, MPH, FAAFPFamily Medicine Residency Program Director Emmalyn Dyer, C-TAGMESenior Family Medicine Residency Program Coordinator Richard Valentine, MBAFamily Medicine Residency Program Coordinator 770-219-8736 Family Medicine Residency Main Family Medicine Residency Email
Why Study Family Medicine at NGMC?

Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) strong foundation and history has created a top-notch environment for family medicine residency training. NGMC Gainesville offers a facility with more than 600 beds and a vast pathology serving our unique patient population. Our vision for the program is focused on your success.

As your foundation, our program provides robust continuity and clinical opportunities for training. In addition, residents can tailor their individual needs with additional certification opportunities such as:

  • Medically Assisted Therapy (MAT)
  • LEAN/Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS)
  • Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) Quality and Safety
  • Information Mastery Scholar (Evidence-Based Medicine)

Our program includes state-of-the-art call rooms, a newly constructed 24,000 square foot (full scope) Family Medicine Practice, and enthusiastic and prepared faculty who have over 150 years of combined clinical experience. You will find that NGMC is a great place to train. With this solid foundation, concrete operations and system-wide support, our residency program harbors a ‘growth-minded’ environment where residents can thrive. Our goal is to produce exemplary physicians who are prepared.

Salary, Benefits and Insurance

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What to Expect

The Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Family Medicine Residency Program is committed to the concept of family medicine taught by family doctors. The core faculty are board-certified family physicians with a combined experience of greater than 150 years. Their job is to help you reach your professional and educational goals.

Our faculty have identified wellness as one of our highest priorities. At the NGMC Family Medicine Residency Program, we create and cultivate an atmosphere that is conducive to family, personal and professional wellness resulting in leaders who are thriving, fulfilled and inspired. One of the biggest threats to improving the health of our community is physician burnout. In order to combat this, the Office of GME has developed a comprehensive curriculum covering personal, financial and professional well-being.

As a committed faculty of professionally fulfilled physicians, we foster the “growth mindset.”  In studying Carol Dweck’s work “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” we have devised strategies that help residents focus on the learning journey. Our Family Medicine Behavioralist, Dr. Devin Vicknair, is an experienced PhD Psychologist who has developed a communication and behavior modification curriculum that will help residents turn complex situations into growth experiences.

The work that we do as family physicians requires a broad knowledge base and a commitment to lifelong learning. Our culture of inquiry fosters scholarship skills that equip family medicine residents to provide up-to-date care. It also reminds us that we too must grow and learn.

Finally, you will be inspired to do your best. With a prepared team of faculty committed to inspiring you to care, lead and succeed, you will feel at home with NGMC Family Medicine Residency Program.

Family Medicine Continuity Clinic

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Family Medicine Residency Program enjoys a brand new 24,000 square foot, state-of-the-art continuity clinic. The practice provides full scope and comprehensive services. Our continuity practice cares for our large, growing patient population that includes children and adolescents, maternity care, newborn care, adults, and older patients. The clinic performs ultrasounds, minor procedures, and osteopathic manipulation. Resident work areas are designed to maximize light and the natural environment with floor to ceiling windows and workspaces for independent and group work.

Each resident has their own continuity panel. To provide enhanced continuity, each resident has a “practice partner.” Building on a concept started more than 30 years ago at the University of Missouri—Columbia, our “practice partners” have alternating schedules in the clinic so that they can provide patient coverage when out on leave or sickness, cover in-basket tasks, and still provide excellent continuity for their two panels of patients.

Throughout the curriculum, residents will follow patients and families in their continuity clinic on a predictable schedule. Their clinic schedules will not vary by month but will build as the residents spend more time seeing patients in the Family Medicine center. First-year residents will see continuity patient’s one to two half days, second-year residents three half days, and third-year residents four to five half days.  The educational curriculum and the rotational experiences are superimposed on the clinic and the clinic schedule is prioritized. With this “clinic first ” model, residents will have stable, growing panels and have the benefit of longitudinal learning experiences within the family medicine practice.


When are the 2024-2025 interviews?

The Family Medicine Residency will be interviewing October 10-January 1.