Guiding Tips for a Healthy Mind

January 6, 2021

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 […]

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April 1, 2020


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 […]

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November 1, 2019

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 […]

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October 4, 2018

Simulation Training for Internal Medicine residents at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

NGMC Simulation | NGMC GME

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 […]

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September 19, 2018

Meet Zach Dunkerly, MBA, GME Director of Patient Safety and Quality at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Zach Dunkerly | NGMC GME

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 […]

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September 4, 2018

Internal Medicine Residency Mentoring Programs at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Mentoring Program | NGMC GME

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 […]

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July 13, 2018

Meet Ngoc Phan, DO, Associate Program Director, NGMC Internal Medicine Residency Program

Ngoc Phan | NGMC GME

We are thrilled to introduce Ngoc Phan, DO as the associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC). Dr. Phan has been on staff at NGMC since 2016 as a part of the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group hospitalist program. Her role as associate director of the Internal Medicine […]

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May 16, 2018

Meet James Kruer Jr., MD – Internal Medicine Residency Program Director

James Kruer, Jr. MD,

James Kruer Jr., MD, Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, joined our team with more than 20 years’ clinical and education experience in graduate medical education (GME). Before taking the helm to lead NGMC’s internal medicine residency program, he served as program director for internal medicine at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, […]

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