The successful internist must achieve competence in the essential skills of stabilizing and intervening in the care of critically ill patients in the ICU. In current society, the general internist is typically expected to be qualified at the end of three years of residency to successfully manage a critically ill patient for at least 24 hours until intensive care specialists can come in and take over that care. Because of this important responsibility for the general internist, the 3-year curriculum has five rotations of critical care medicine all of which are expected to continually allow/challenge the resident to gain progressively higher levels of autonomy in managing acutely ill patients.

The rotation is a team based curriculum including multidisciplinary team rounding. It is expected that residents will review the goals and objectives and discuss their individual goals each rotation with the attending critical care specialist. The successful resident on this rotation will show a proactive approach with a keen sense of collaboration with interdisciplinary teams as well as with the attendings. Completion of each subsequent rotation in the intensive care unit will lead to increasing knowledge, skills, confidence, and humility in managing critically ill patients. Residents will use tools such as mechanical ventilation, intensive care pharmacology, IV fluid resuscitation, complex communication skills consistent with establishing clear goals for the patient’s care. This rotation will challenge every resident to be at their best in professionalism during stressful and emotionally charged environments.

Unique to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, we have two MICU practice environments, Gainesville and Braselton. PGY 3 residents will have the opportunity to rotate at both. While at Gainesville, the PGY 3 resident will have the opportunity for one-on-one teaching daily and increase autonomy when managing patients.

Dean Karampelas, MD Dean Karampelas, MD
Gagan Kumar, MD Gagan Kumar, MD
James Bailey, MD James Bailey, MD
Gordon Turner, MD Gordon Turner, MD
Dhaval Patel, MD Dhaval Patel, MD
Sharvan Kethireddy, MD, FACP Sharvan Kethireddy, MD, FACP

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 serves as a regional tertiary referral center with level II trauma designation, serving over 1,400 trauma patients per year.

Since 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. With hospitals located in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega, the four NGMC campuses have a total of more than 750 beds and more than 1,200 medical staff members representing more than 60 specialties. NGMC is part of Northeast Georgia Health System, a non-profit that cares for more than one million people across more than 19 counties.

  • 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.