GME Affiliations

Empowering the Physician Leaders of Tomorrow

The providers at select NGPG practices have been handpicked by The Graduate Medical Education (GME) Leadership Team to train resident physicians. This addition will afford you access to the latest treatment options and allow you to play an integral role in the future of our medical community. Together, we will shape the doctors of tomorrow.

Where will Residents be practicing?

Residents will be practicing at the following GME Affiliate Locations:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Graduate Medical Education?

Graduate Medical Education (GME) begins after a student has graduated from medical school with an M.D. or D.O. degree. This education includes internship, residency and fellowship programs and leads to board certification. Residents come to Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) to complete a residency program in a specialty area, such as General Surgery or Internal Medicine.

All NGMC GME residents that see patients are licensed by the Georgia Medical Board as a resident training physician.

Learn more about our GME Program.

What is a Resident?

A resident is a physician who is participating in a training program in a specialized area of medicine. Residents receive clinical training in their chosen specialty to be able to practice and become board certified in that specialty. They are employees of the hospital and are always under the supervision of a board certified physician.

What is an Attending Physician?

An Attending Physician is considered an expert in their field of medicine or surgery. He or she has completed their training and is practicing independently in their chosen specialty. They oversee the practice and play an active role in the education of residents.

How will Residents be involved in my care?

Residents are physicians in training. They act as both a physician and a learner under the supervision of a faculty/attending physician. They take medical histories, perform physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic studies and diagnose medical conditions. Residents perform surgical procedures appropriate for their level of training. They work in conjunction with more senior residents, faculty physicians and other healthcare team members to develop appropriate management and treatment plans.