The general internal medicine physician is an essential part of the lifesaving treatment for the patients with who present with cardiovascular disease. The practicing internist must be able to stabilize and diagnose as well as treat the patients who present with a variety of symptoms from underlying cardiac disease including ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, electrical heart rhythm disorders, muscle failure, and so much more.

On this rotation, the PGY 2 resident for internal medicine will be exposed to many consults for patients presenting to the hospital emergency room. The resident will also experience the fast-paced world of cardiology as patients ask conditions are diagnosed and the patient’s move from the general service to the subspecialty practices within the hospital. The residents on this service will find that the teaching is stimulating and the variety of cardiovascular problems is impressive. Because the Northeast Georgia health system is a leading heart hospital there are many studies that are being conducted. The resident is expected to find the rotation academically challenging and intellectually stimulating. On this rotation, the residents will care for a panel of patients that have a variety of general cardiac conditions.

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Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton General Surgery

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is a 100-bed hospital located approximately 16 miles from the NGMC Gainesville campus. NGMC Braselton opened in 2015. NGMC General Surgery residents will be exposed to the full scope of general surgery from diagnosis and preoperative evaluation to surgical intervention and follow up in the outpatient clinics. There is opportunity for exposure to the full range of general surgery procedures:
  • Emergency room
  • Outpatient surgery clinics
  • Operating room
  • Endoscopy
NGMC Braselton was built with the latest technology to enable faculty and residents to interact via video conference with colleagues at NGMC Gainesville as needed.

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