Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency
About The Program
The Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program is a four-year training program offering residents a vibrant learning environment that combines robust clinical experiences, innovative didactic and simulation-based learning, and professional development.
Our mission is to educate and support a diverse group of residents by creating a learning environment centered on developing exemplary professional CHARACTER, exercising intellectual CURIOSITY, and engaging with the COMMUNITY in which our residents live, learn and serve.
Our Residency Program is an integral component of state-wide efforts to improve the quality of women’s care in Georgia through increased access and a culture of continuous quality improvement. Towards that end, we prepare our graduates to pursue any post-residency path they choose, whether it be patient-centered clinical practice, sub-specialty fellowship, or a scholarly (teaching/research/advocacy) career.
We invite you to take time to explore our program and discover how you can be a part of our community of learning and caring.Welcome from Francis Nuthalapaty, MD, FACOG
Program Leadership and Faculty
Our dedicated team is passionate about developing the physicians of tomorrow.Meet Our Faculty
Learn the details of OB/GYN rotations for each year of residency training.Learn More
Our program includes training opportunities at five medical center locations across the Georgia region.Explore Locations
Mission & Goals
View our program's mission & goals to see how we put our residents first.See Our Vision
Details of salary and benefits offered to residents can be found in the Residency Programs Benefits Guide
The Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) began exploring its role in GME in 2015. The impetus for this exploration came out a state-wide initiative to improve patient access to health care, especially in rural area, led by then Georgia Governor, Nathan Deal.
NGMC leadership announced its plan to develop residency programs in November of 2016, committing $4.5 million and receiving a $4.5 million matching grant from the Board of Regents of the University of System of Georgia towards start-up costs.
Since that time, NGMC has established state-of-art clinical and learning facilities, hired dedicated, full-time staff and created learner-centered programs to advance teaching and scholarship. The following Blog post provide more details about our investment in GME:
The House Staff Organization is open to all residents and meets quarterly. Led by elected co-presidents, this forum offers residents an opportunity to meet as a group to discuss issues of concern without the presence of program leadership, unless desired.
One peer-selected resident representative from each program is required to attend GMEC meetings. Through this representation, residents can voice suggestions, concerns or complaints directly to GME leadership. The representative for our residency is selected on a volunteer basis.
All residents are always supervised by an attending physician. A dedicated faculty attending is present on-site in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville Hospital 24/7. Each patients’ care is the ultimate responsibility of the attending physician, but certain aspects are completed by or in conjunction with a resident. The attending physician is responsible for delegating specific aspects of patient care to a resident based on their competency level and year in training.
During the PGY1 and PGY2 years, residents are initially responsible for the care of uncomplicated obstetric and gynecologic patients. As they demonstrate advancement in the milestones, they are given increased responsibility in patient management, especially in the sub-specialty rotations of MFM and GYN ONC. PGY2 residents advance into the care of moderately complex patients in these same sub-specialty rotations, with additional experiences in REI.
During the PGY3 and PGY4 years residents’ autonomy and responsibility increases. They are responsible for supervising junior residents, as well as participating in the care of more challenging patient conditions. Residents are required to demonstrate an increase in competence in both complex medical management of patients and surgical/procedural skills. Residents continue to treat patients and gain advanced experience in the obstetrics and gynecology subspecialties.
Trainees are directly supervised by their assigned attending until such time they are able to demonstrate level-specific competence recommended by the ACGME and as outlined in the goals and objectives for each rotation. Supervising physicians delegate portions of care to residents based on the needs of the patient and the demonstrated skills of the resident. PGY-1 residents function under direct supervision until competence in patient management and procedural skills are demonstrated and verified by the supervising attending. There is a progressive increase in responsibility and authority at each PGY-level if appropriate benchmarks are obtained. As the resident progresses to PGY-3 and PGY-4 levels, there will be more opportunity for autonomy and supervisory roles as recommended by the CCC and approved by the Program Director.
The CCC considers multiple evaluation tools to ensure consistency and thoughtful consideration of the residents’ performance. The CCC is charged with the responsibility of providing an objective assessment of clinical competence for each resident based on the OB/GYN milestones. The CCC then advises the program director regarding resident progression, including promotion, remediation, or dismissal.