ARHS Receives Institutional Accreditation for Residency Programs by ACGME

With the goal of training the next generation of doctors for the Athens area and Georgia, Athens Regional Health System recently received word that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved Athens Regional to move forward in starting residency programs.

“As a result of the efforts of our medical staff and administration, we are developing our curriculum, selecting program leadership and are on track to start our first residency class
in July 2016,” said Dr. Jonathan Murrow, head of graduate medical education development at Athens Regional Health System.

Joining this effort, Dr. Catherine Apaloo was introduced to fellow physicians and staff as the new Internal Medicine Program Director on Monday, March 31st. Dr. Apaloo joins Athens Regional Health System by way of Saint Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT where she served as Associate Professor and Program Director.

Athens Regional Health System also expects to welcome Dr. James Pippim as the new Transitional Year Program Director this summer. The health system continues to engage a field of highly qualified program director candidates for Surgery, OB-GYN, and Family Medicine, with on-campus interviews ongoing this spring.

“Our goal from the start of our graduate medical education journey, was to build a program that provides opportunities for the best and brightest young minds around the country to learn from the best and brightest physicians in their fields. Through Dr. Murrow’s leadership and now the addition of Dr. Apaloo and Dr. Pippim, we’re proud to say we’re doing just that,” said Jim Hopkins, Interim CEO of Athens Regional Health System.