Mission & Aims

Mission Statement

The Transitional Year (TY) Residency program of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is committed to being a dynamic community-based training program passionately rooted within the core values of Northeast Georgia Medical Center:

  • Respectful Compassion:
    Residents will be taught to realize that they impact the most sacred moments in the patient’s lives and will learn to acknowledge and embrace their unique and influential role in patient care.
  • Passion for Excellence:
    Residents will be taught to strive to become better tomorrow than they are today by realizing that they are both learners and leaders, while understanding the importance of the continuous pursuit of self-improvement.
  • Deep Interdependence:
    Residents will be taught that they cannot do their jobs without the support of others and will understand their roles within the care team.
  • Responsible Stewardship:
    Residents will be taught that the decisions they make today influences the organizations ability to invest in tomorrow; and therefore, recognize their accountability in the value of care delivered to patients, with a focus on both quality and cost.

Program Aims

The program aims are guided by the program’s mission statement.

The goal of the Transitional Year Residency program at NGMC is to help create a solid foundation during the intern year that will train physicians who will become deeply compassionate, high quality, highly reliable, cost conscious physicians who practice with a deep sense that they impact life at its most sacred moments.

Residents will be trained to become interdependent with their communities, practice responsible stewardship, and remain committed to excellence and process improvement. They will be exposed to multiple clinical disciplines that will help facilitate their choice and prepare them for their specialty, provide clinical education for those planning to serve in a public health organization, those planning to serve as general medical officers in the military, and for those who desire one year of fundamental clinical education before entering administrative medicine or research.

Residents who complete the Transitional Year Residency program at NGMC will learn the fundamental aspects of the ACGME core competencies that will helps them as they transition into their categorical program and/or pursue service in a public health organization, become medical officers in the military, or proceed with administrative medicine or research.

Residents will be taught to:

  • Learn to apply established and evolving knowledge in the care of their patients.
  • Provide compassionate, evidence-based care of patients by obtaining and using data about a patient (history, physical examination, laboratory and imaging studies) to create a differential diagnosis that will guide medical decision making
  • Develop a therapeutic relationship with patients and their families, identifying and addressing health care needs through a patient-centered model.
  • Continuously assess their performance, incorporate feedback, and pursue learning related to identified improvement opportunities to support the care of patients.