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Nationally Renowned Health System

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is part of one of the fastest growing health systems in Georgia – serving more than one million people in 19 counties in Northeast Georgia. Northeast Georgia Health System is known for consistent growth, cutting-edge technology and breakthrough ideas. We have hospitals in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega. In recent years, NGHS has been recognized as Georgia’s #1 Hospital for overall hospital care, overall surgical care, heart care, orthopedic surgery, women’s care and more.

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  • "I chose Northeast Georgia Medical Center to practice medicine because of their commitment to excellence and location. I was raised in the south and knew I wanted to practice medicine in Georgia."

    Idopise Umana, MD
    Internal Medicine
    Northeast Georgia Medical Center
  • "I chose Northeast Georgia Medical Center because it had everything I was looking for in a place to practice medicine. NGMC is a large hospital with a diverse patient population and is located in a thriving community. Gainesville is a small community close to Atlanta with Lake Lanier and lots of outdoor activities nearby."

    Brian Gibson, MD
    Trauma & Acute Care
  • "I am very excited to be a part of the inaugural class and especially excited to see this new part in the medical training journey. I'm really looking forward to learning about all the research opportunities at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. I can't wait to see all the opportunities this program has for its new residents and help to create some long-lasting traditions."

    Wesley Field, MD
    Internal Medicine Resident

How Are We Different?

The Graduate Medical Education (GME) program at Northeast Georgia Medical Center is unique because of our clinical learning environment.

We invite you to learn more about the many reasons you should choose Northeast Georgia Medical Center for your residency.

Our Core Values

Northeast Georgia Health System prides itself on four core values, all of which help us achieve our mission of improving the health of our community in all we do.


CLER Pathways to Excellence

The Graduate Medical Education program at NGMC is one of a handful of sponsoring institutions created after the ACGME developed its CLER Pathways to Excellence. The CLER Pathways include six focus areas: patient safety, health care quality, care transitions, supervision, well-being, and professionalism.


Our Caring People

Residency training is all about people – the Patients who you care for, the Faculty physicians who teach you, the Residents who you learn with, the clinical teams of nurses and staff that you form.


Vibrant Community

Gainesville is situated 45 minutes northeast of Atlanta on the shores of Lake Lanier, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, making it the perfect place to live, work and play.


Quest for Excellence

The Quest for Excellence is our vision of creating exceptional patient experiences through continuous improvement.  We strive to provide the best patient care in a safe and efficient environment. As a resident in our program, you will have the opportunity “to be better tomorrow than we are today!”


Nationally Renowned Hospitals

Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. Our team cares for more than one million people across the region through five hospitals and a variety of outpatient locations.


A Day in the Life of a NGMC GME Resident