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Primary Care Track

Program goal is to provide an innovative, patient-based and learner-centered primary care training program preparing trainees to deliver outstanding care. The track is fully integrated within the categorical residency training program, yet distinct in its emphasis on primary and ambulatory care. The program is designed for residents considering general medicine fellowship training leading to careers in health policy, health services research, quality improvement, clinical epidemiology, or medical education; providing flexibility in our curriculum to prepare graduates for these careers.

The program will provide comprehensive clinical and curricular experiences inpatient and ambulatory medicine, behavioral medicine, clinical epidemiology, clinical reasoning, community-oriented primary care; with an emphasis on office practice, continuity of care, health promotion, and the health of communities’ global health and human rights. The primary care residents will benefit from the AU-UGA Medical Partnership, working with medical students in a quality improvement or health promotion project to benefit the local community.

Alongside faculty, residents will provide care to the urban and rural communities, utilizing diverse care settings and a broad mix of patient populations to provide a thorough grounding in the range of general internal medicine. Unique to the primary track, is an introductory month of community medicine seminars and a community plunge, early in the PGY-I year. Over the next three years, the program will feature required and selective courses in significant topics in General Internal Medicine and Community and Social Medicine.

Primary Care Track

Primary Care Track PGY1

THREE-FOUR MONTHS: Ambulatory
THREE MONTHS: Inpatient Medicine
ONE MONTH: Emergency Medicine
ONE MONTH: Neurology
ONE MONTH: Critical Care/ICU
ONE-TWO MONTHS: Electives
TWO WEEKS: PSQI
TWO WEEKS: Night Medicine

Primary Care Track PGY2

THREE-FOUR MONTHS: Ambulatory
TWO-THREE MONTHS: Inpatient Medicine
ONE MONTH: Office Ambulatory
ONE MONTH: Geriatrics
ONE-TWO MONTHS: Electives
TWO WEEKS: Critical Care/ICU
TWO WEEKS: PSQI
TWO WEEKS: Cardiology

Primary Care Track PGY3

THREE-FOUR MONTHS: Ambulatory
TWO-THREE MONTHS: Inpatient Medicine
ONE MONTH: Office Ambulatory
ONE MONTH: Consults
ONE MONTH: Critical Care/ICU
TWO MONTHS: Electives
TWO WEEKS: PSQI
TWO WEEKS: Business of Medicine

Athens Regional Health System

Piedmont Athens Regional Health System is one of Northeast Georgia's largest health care systems. Comprised of an acute care facility with 350-plus beds, four urgent care centers, a quality network of physicians and specialists, a health maintenance organization and a home health agency, Piedmont Athens Regional is a progressive health care system committed to excellence and dedicated to improving the health, wellness and quality of life of our communities.

 

1199 Prince Avenue
Suite 70
Athens, GA 30606 / USA