Welcome from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the NGHS Psychiatry Residency Program. The goal of our new residency program is to provide medical training to future psychiatrists that are competent and provide high quality compassionate evidence based psychiatric care. We are committed to prepare future physicians practicing psychiatry to excel in the different areas and serve in meeting the mental health and addiction needs of the community with a humanistic approach.

Our program is based at Northeast Medical Center, a community hospital in Gainesville, GA , 50 Miles north of Atlanta, sitting on the borders of 19 northeastern rural counties of Georgia. provides a perfect environment for residency training – teaming with lakes, hills and farmland, charming small towns and protected heritage sites and home to three universities and yet near to the two metropolitan cities.

Our residency program offers diversity of training sites and patient population. Our residency training encompasses the medical, psychological, social, and cultural aspects of human functioning with particular attention to the history of psychiatry and the effects of social determinants of health. The resident will have exposure to all the different areas of psychiatry including inpatient, outpatient, ECT, child and adolescent, geriatrics, forensics, integrated care and telepsychiatry. Our faculty have different training backgrounds and expertise, all committed to provide the best teaching and supervision to prepare competent psychiatrists.

We have 6 residency positions per year. As a new program we will recruit for 6 PGY 1 categorical positions. I am honored to serve as the Program Director. We are excited that you are considering our residency program and looking forward to welcoming a diverse and talented group for the upcoming academic year.

Warm Regards,

Kalpana Prasad, MD, DFAPA
Psychiatry Residency Program Director
Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Welcome from the Program Coordinator

Thank you for your interest in our program! I have been with Northeast Georgia Medical Center since 2013, first at our inpatient behavioral health unit, Laurelwood, as an administrative assistant, and now having the honor of being this program’s coordinator. This community of providers and administrators are so passionate about patient care, process improvement, and providing our future residents with exceptional learning experiences.

At Northeast Georgia Medical Center you will have the unique experience of being connected to both urban and rural practices and providers, community health centers, and a faculty that’s range of knowledge is truly inspiring. We are so excited to build this program to meet the needs of our community and provide our residents with incredible learning opportunities.

See you soon!

Brittney Hobbs, MBA