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The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Piedmont Athens Regional is affiliated with the Augusta University – University of Georgia (AU-UGA) Medical Partnership along the lines of teaching, faculty development, and collaborative research.

Augusta University and the University of Georgia have created a four-year medical education program in Athens to help alleviate a statewide shortage of physicians. The AU-UGA Medical Partnership combines the significant instructional and research resources of UGA, the state’s flagship land-grant research university, with the expertise of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

In addition to increasing the number of physicians in Georgia, the Medical Partnership works to expand research collaborations between AU and UGA, creating new insights into the prevention and treatment of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

AU-UGA Medical Partnership Leadership

AU/UGA Medical Partnership Leadership

Michelle A. Nuss, MD
Campus Dean

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