Clinical Faculty and the Many Hats They Wear

January 25, 2021

Clinical Faculty and the Many Hats They Wear

Philip Kimsey, NGMC Family Medicine faculty

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, […]

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August 7, 2020


Maria Angel, MD HOW DID YOUR VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE AT NORTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM (NGHS) COME ABOUT? In high school I knew that I was interested in the medical field. I grew up in the Suwanee/Duluth area, so I began researching and discovered the Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) Teen Volunteer program. I applied for the […]

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July 23, 2019

Emotional Intelligence

by Devin Vicknair, MS, PhD What is Emotional Intelligence (EI)? Emotional intelligence can be best understood through four areas: Self-awareness: recognize and label your emotions, motivation, and mood; Self-management: controlling impulses, judgment, adaptability and directing mood; Social-awareness: empathizing with others and in tune with how people tend to function; Social skills: connecting, teamwork, and communication. […]

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November 6, 2018

Publishing Research in NGMC’s Residency Programs

NGMC resident research | NGMC GME

The Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) GME program has big plans for training all of our residents and faculty on how to write and publish their own research, case studies and more in peer-review scientific journals. Our ultimate goal in promoting publishing research in our programs is to help others across the country and world […]

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October 24, 2018

Meet Karen Vigueras, Residency Management Software Coordinator for NGMC’s GME program

Karen Vigueras | NGMC GME

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is eager to introduce Karen Vigueras as the Residency Management Software (RMS) coordinator for our Graduate Medical Education (GME) program. Vigueras joined Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) in 2015 as a recruiting assistant in Human Resources (HR). During her time in HR, Vigueras was part of the recruiting team that hired […]

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September 27, 2018

Meet Kylene Smartis, NGMC’s GME General Surgery program coordinator

Kylene Smartis

We are proud to introduce Kylene Smartis as the Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Graduate Medical Education (GME) General Surgery program coordinator. Kylene joined the GME team in 2017 after spending four years in various other positions within Northeast Georgia Health System. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from California Baptist University and […]

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September 20, 2018

Meet Nathan Creel, MD, General Surgeon in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Nathan Creel, MD | NGMC GME

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is proud to introduce Nathan Creel, MD, General Surgeon in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Dr. Creel’s role in the Graduate Medical Education (GME) program is to train residents in the areas of trauma surgery, critical care and acute care surgery and to provide mentorship for budding surgeons. Dr. Creel’s […]

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September 14, 2018

Northeast Georgia General Surgery Residency Teaching Hospitals

Dr. Richart teaching | NGMC GME

The incoming class of general surgery residents at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), in July 2019, will have the unique opportunity to train at multiple medical center locations across northeast Georgia. The residents in our Graduate Medical Education (GME) program will spend a majority of their time training at our two flagship hospitals – NGMC […]

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August 28, 2018

What NGMC Internal Medicine Program Director, James A. Kruer, MD, FACP, is Looking for in Incoming Residents

James Kruer, MD | NGMC GME

We are excited to begin interviewing and selecting residents for our inaugural internal medicine residency class that will begin in July 2019. Candidates can start applying through ERAS on September 15, 2018.  Interviews will begin soon afterwards in October. When choosing residents for our internal medicine program, James A. Kruer, MD, FACP, Program Director for […]

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August 21, 2018

Meet NGMC’s new Director of Resident Wellness, Holly Stewart, BSW, MSOL

Director of Resident Wellness | NGMC GME

We are excited to introduce Holly Stewart, BSW, MSOL as Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) new director of resident wellness. As we prepare to welcome our first residents in internal medicine and general surgery in July 2019, she will be developing a wellness program that will provide resources for all our resident physicians to remain […]

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