James T. Hong, DO



Status

Current Resident

Name

James T. Hong, DO

Residency Program

Family Medicine

Program Year

PGY-2

Medical School

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Home

South Korea

About

Why did you choose a career in family medicine?

I was always interested in primary care and global health. I figured that family medicine would be the most beneficial in global health settings since I will be able to not only diagnose and treat numerous conditions, but also perform different procedures.

What are some of your fondest memories of medical school?

Coming home from a busy, intense day of learning from clinical rotations to my babies welcoming me.

What drew you to pursue the Family Medicine Residency program at NGMC?

I love Georgia. I grew up here and wish to stay here even after training. I enjoyed my interview with NGMC since I really connected with Dr. Newton’s passion and vision for the community and its health. Making a decision to choose NGMC wasn’t difficult at all after the interview.

What were your favorite clubs/activities in high school?

My favorite activity as a high schooler was playing my bass guitar in my church praise team.

What are your hobbies?

Photography. I also love buying new gadgets (I should probably stop…)

Do you have a special interest in the field of family medicine?

Yes! I am interested in managing chronic conditions like hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.



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