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About The Program

Northeast Georgia Medical Center's (NGMC) Internal Medicine Residency Program is a three-year training program offering residents extensive clinical experience to help them develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to evaluate, diagnose and manage internal medicine patients. NGMC internal medicine residents participate in a broad spectrum of patient care cases ranging from preventive care to complex cases such as:

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • High blood pressure
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Cancer
Northeast Georgia Health System provides a unique opportunity for resident training. The community-based hospital system serves almost one million people in more than 18 counties across Northeast Georgia.

Welcome from James Kruer, Jr., MD, FACP

Program Information

How to Apply

Learn how to apply, application requirements and deadlines.

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Meet the NGMC Internal Medicine residency program faculty.

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Detailed descriptions of the Internal Medicine rotations for each year of residency training.

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NGMC's Internal Medicine residency training occurs at multiple locations across the Northeast Georgia.

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Living Here

Learn more about living in Gainesville and Hall County.

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Why choose to complete your Internal Medicine residency at NGMC.

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

Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) strong foundation and history have created a top-notch place for internal medicine residency training.

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 NGMC’s internal medicine residency 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. NGMC GME internal medicine faculty will also assist with helping you integrate into the culture of the Northeast Georgia Health System and the Gainesville community.

Salary, Benefits and Insurance


Resident Annual Salary – 2019-2020

  • PGY-1 – $55,000
  • PGY-2 – $57,500
  • PGY-3 – $59,500

Paid Days Off (PDO)

  • PGY-1 and PGY-2 – up to 20 days
  • PGY-3 – up to 22 days

Educational Stipend 

  • PGY-1    $800
  • PGY-2   $1,500
  • PGY-3 and above $3,000

Other Benefits

Residents will also receive health insurance including pharmacy benefits, vision coverage, life insurance, short and long term disability, 401k and relocation coverage.

Insurance Information

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NGMC GME detailed salary and benefit information.