This rotation’s purpose is to allow our senior residents (PGY 3) to have the opportunity to work one-on-one with an attending hospitalist that is part of the inpatient Long Street Clinic hospitalist model. The learner will have the opportunity to further develop his/her clinical care and medical knowledge in hospital medicine, while learning to communicate and improve the pathway for continuity of care for the patient after discharge. PGY-3 will also learn about the administrative and financial aspects of hospital care, and have the opportunity for direct observation, bedside teaching and role modeling by the faculty. The goal of this rotation is to prepare the senior resident for independent practice after graduation from residency.

ScheduleGoals & Objectives
Cindy Starke, MD Cindy Starke, MD

Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is a 557-bed acute care hospital in Gainesville, Georgia, and serves as the major participating site for the residency program. NGMC has a long history of providing high quality care and has been recognized nationally by Truven, HealthGrades, CareChex and others as a top performing hospital, as well as recognition from the Atlanta Journal/Constitution as a top employer. It serves as a regional tertiary referral center with level II trauma designation, serving over 1,400 trauma patients per year. NGMC serves over 18 counties in a population area of more than 1.5 million, and provides care to over 580,000 patients per year.
  • Medical Library available to residents and faculty with study areas, computer workspace and resources available 24/7.
  • Resident work areas with computer access work stations 24/7 available in the North Patient Tower and the Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Clinic.
  • Simulation laboratory available 24/7 in GME area.