Welcome to Redmond Regional Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education Program
Helping, Healing, Giving Hope
Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In pursuit of this mission, we believe the following value statements are essential and timeless:
- We recognize and affirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual.
- We treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness.
- We trust our colleagues as valuable members of our healthcare team and pledge to treat one another with loyalty, respect, and dignity.
- We act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness in the way we conduct our duties and the way we live our lives.
To be the preeminent Graduate Medical Education program and the program of choice for medical school graduates interested in community-based training in Georgia
To graduate the highest quality physicians by:
(1) providing an environment of excellence, accountability, respect, and compassion;
(2) creating and refining innovative and evidence-based models of graduate medical education;
(3) fostering intellectual curiosity in an environment where both learner and teacher are passionate about their profession and committed to lifelong learning; and,
(4) cultivating a nurturing community that supports a life of balance and promotes collegiality among faculty, residents and their families
“For the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient”
Francis W. Peabody, MD
On our home page, you will notice three words that stand out: Education, Innovation and Compassion. Those are not just taglines for marketing purposes. They are the concepts that our programs are built upon: educating our residents to become exceptional physicians by building a learning environment that utilizes the most successful and innovative teaching methods and by role-modeling patient-centered compassion to our diverse population.
Having been involved in medical education for over 20 years, I have seen graduate medical education evolve exponentially. Having inaugurated our GME initiative in 2014, our team is poised and determined to be at the leading-edge of that evolution.
I’m often asked by applicants and community members alike, “What is your program looking for in a prospective resident?” Although there are clearly many qualities that are important to us as we consider potential residency candidates, the two that stand out – leadership and character. As a relatively new program, by definition, our first several cohorts of residents will be leaders: integral members of a team engaged in fulfilling the mission of building a world-class, cutting edge graduate medical education program.
We are looking for leaders who are committed first of all to developing and role-modeling continuous healing relationships with the patients we serve. Secondly, we are looking for leaders who are not afraid to be innovators within a team framework, providing continuous feedback to faculty and leadership on successes and opportunities in our educational model. Thirdly, we are looking for leaders who are committed to partnering with our program in reaching our community in support of its healthcare and other needs. And finally, we are looking for leaders who will be trusted ambassadors of our residency programs, of Redmond Regional Medical Center’s mission and, in particular, of the specialty of Internal Medicine and who model the highest quality of character to successive generations of physicians and to the world around us. And, we believe that our first cohorts of residents fit those ideals to a tee.
“The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is usually interrupted by someone doing it.”
We are confident that many of our graduates will choose to remain in our community. Additionally, having robust academic affiliations and an outstanding reputation, we also expect abundant success in placing graduates into the sub-specialty fellowships of their choice. Wherever our graduates end up and whatever their future takes them, it is our commitment to support them and to provide them with a superb foundation for their future careers.
We have recently been approved for an increased complement to 48 categorical positions (16 per year) by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our Internal Medicine residency graduates will be well-equipped for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Board of Osteopathic Internal Medicine. Our 13 Transitional Year residents will have a well-balanced rotating internship that will equip them for the specialty education of their choosing, led by a nationally respected mentor in Dr. John Kirkland.
As Director of GME, I am honored to work with some of the most committed and talented faculty here in Northwest Georgia, many of whom have clinical appointments with one or both of our affiliated academic institutions – the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. With our 48 categorical Internal Medicine positions and 13 Transitional Year residents and the potential of adding other Programs at full implementation, Redmond’s GME Program will be among the largest community-based programs in the State of Georgia.
I encourage you to explore our program. But, don’t stop there! Come to Rome and see for yourselves what great opportunities for education, community, and life exist here.
With Warmest Regards,
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
William Butler Yeats