James Kruer, MD Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program ERAS is open for fellowships! NGMC has a healthy list of PGY-3 Internal Medicine residents, plus our Chief Resident Dr. Rachana Mendpara, whose applications are in – hoping to get noticed and invited to interview. Here are a few tips when it comes to fellowships! Networking […]Read More »
Fellowship Fever! How Can Faculty Help?
What does achieving a “Ten Year” Accreditation look like?
James Kruer, MD, Internal Medicine Program Director How does a program become accredited? The Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Internal Medicine Residency Program has received the initial “10 year” accreditation. How did this milestone actually happen? Let’s explore! Programs with a status of continued accreditation have an annual review of data by the Accreditation Council […]Read More »
What are Mentee Responsibilities?
Louise Jones, PhD, MEd – Director of Research & Scholarly Activity We have discussed the responsibilities of a mentor, so now let’s explore the mentee duties! Summary of Mentee Responsibilities “Appreciative Inquiry is the cooperative search for the best in people, their organizations, and the world around them . . . AI involves the art […]Read More »
Clinical Faculty and the Many Hats They Wear
Louise Jones, PhD, MEd Director of Research & Scholarly Activity Mentoring Mentoring, according to Lois Zachary, author of the 2021 edition of The Mentor’s Guide, is primarily about relational engagement between mentor and mentee. Zachary quotes the old African proverb as a means of describing the essence of mentoring: “If you want to travel fast, […]Read More »
Guiding Tips for a Healthy Mind
Samantha Grant, MD – PGY-1 Family Medicine Resident I Walked into the Exam Room… I walked into the exam room to see my patient who presented with the complaint of difficulty sleeping. After asking some questions, I discovered that her mood was persistently low, she barely had the energy to manage her tasks at work […]Read More »
WELCOME ERISKEL LEGETTE
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Graduate Medical Education (GME) is thrilled to welcome Eriskel Legette as the new Program Coordinator for the Internal Medicine Residency program. Eriskel will be working alongside Dr. James Kruer and playing a vital role in the daily activities of the Internal Medicine residents. Eriskel has been with NGMC for 10 […]Read More »
Meet Our 2020 GA ACP Vice-Chair
Internal Medicine resident physician Riaz Mahmood, DO, MS (PGY-1) was elected Vice-Chair of the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) for the July 2020-June 2021 term. Dr. Mahmood’s primary responsibility is to support the chair in advocating for all the internal medicine residents across Georgia. This will include presiding over meetings in […]Read More »
Simulation Training for Internal Medicine residents at Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Simulation training at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is integral in training Internal Medicine residents to become hardwired for excellence. Simulation training will provide opportunities to improve interdisciplinary teamwork and communication skills during response emergencies. The training lab allows residents to perfect technical skills through errors that will not harm patients and allows practicing physicians to […]Read More »
Meet Zach Dunkerly, MBA, GME Director of Patient Safety and Quality at Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Above all else, Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) values patient safety and quality of care. Zach Dunkerly, MBA, Graduate Medical Education (GME) Director of Patient Safety and Quality, is eager to lead us to our goals of maintaining excellence in these areas. As Director of Patient Safety & Quality for the GME program, Dunkerly is developing […]Read More »
Internal Medicine Residency Mentoring Programs at Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Incoming residents at Northeast Georgia Medical Center will find that mentoring is an integral part of our medical education program. Our mentoring program is designed to promote ongoing engagement and learning, and to provide an opportunity for residents and physicians to both teach and support each other in a mutually beneficial relationship. The Program Director […]Read More »