Psychiatry Residency

About The Program

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is proud to offer a newly ACGME-accredited community-based, community-focused Psychiatry Residency program. Our program is the result of collaboration between Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Avita Community Partners, Peachford Hospital, Mt. Sinai Wellness Center and various Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) integrated care clinics in various counties.

Our program’s aim is to provide the skills, knowledge, experience, education and training to develop outstanding community psychiatrists and leaders who will enhance psychiatric services at all levels throughout Hall and neighboring counties. As a new program, we are looking for pioneering residents with a dedication to community psychiatry to join us in building our program.

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Kalpana Prasad, MDProgram Director Brittney Hobbs, MBAProgram Coordinator 770-219-8730 Psychiatry Residency Main Psychiatry Residency Email
Why Psychiatry at NGMC?

We work under the model of Quest for Excellence. The pride of the program is its dedicated diverse faculty and GME staff. Due to the small size of our program residents will get personalized attention and mentoring. Few highlights of our training are:

  1. Diverse population in all aspects of psychiatry and practical experience along with well rounded didactics in our rapidly growing health system. There are two half days protected for didactics and scholarly activity.
  2. Personal attention from attending as we are a small program
  3. Calls are manageable in frequency
  4. Collegial relationships with other department attendings and residents making it feel like one big family
  5. Great focus on resident’s wellness and fatigue mitigation and diversity training
  6. Several team bonding events
  7. Access to medical libraries and diverse expertise of GME staff, scholarly activity support, amazing simulation labs
  8. Option of choosing several electives based on interest
  9. Memberships to state and national organizations with laptops and smart phones provided
  10. Opportunities in leadership and community involvement and training in Six Sigma
Who is our Prospective Candidate?

Our Prospective Candidate:

A desire to learn all aspects of community psychiatry, in addition to general psychiatry, is an absolute must.

Flexibility and the drive of a pioneer are equally important, because this program is a developing one. While we will do everything in our power to realize our stated goals and objectives, we will need to work collaboratively to find solutions for inevitable “bumps in the road.” This flexibility, however, can be a strength of our program, in that the resident may earn leadership responsibilities early, thereby contributing to the burgeoning culture of the program.

Salary, Benefits and Insurance

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Is Moonlighting allowed?

Moonlighting is allowed only after becoming PGY-3, with program director approval. Strict ACGME hour limitations apply and hours need to be reported on MedHub.

Will there be on-calls?

Yes. We believe that taking call is a critical part of the development of a psychiatrist. Here at NGHS we provide good life-work balance. PGY1 residents on psychiatry will be supervised in-person while on-call.

What are the 2021-2022 Interview dates?

Our interview days for the 2021-2022 interview season are:

Monday, October 18
Wednesday, October 20

Monday, October 25
Wednesday, October 27

Monday, November 1
Wednesday, November 3

Monday, November 8
Wednesday, November 10

Monday, November 15
Wednesday, November 17

Wednesday, December 1
Monday, December 6

Wednesday, December 8
Monday, December 13

Wednesday, December 15
Wednesday, January 12

Wednesday, January 19

We will be interviewing six applicants per day, four faculty interviews and one program director interview per applicant. Interviews will be virtual, utilizing Zoom. We will begin looking at applications in ERAS when it opens, September 29, 2021.