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The First Family Medicine Residency Program in Georgia

1900 BuildingWhen established in 1972, the Family Medicine Residency Program at The Medical Center in Columbus, GA became the first in Georgia and one of the first in the Southeastern United States.

Today, the Family Medicine Residency Program is a fully accredited, three-year program that emphasizes development of clinical responsibility in a strong academic setting.

Along with an Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Program for osteopathic medical students interested in pursuing graduate medical education, we offer a Transitional Year Family Medicine Residency Program.

The Family Medicine Residency Program Experience at The Medical Center
As a Family Medicine resident, you will become part of the proud tradition of the oldest and largest Family Medicine Residency Program in the Georgia.

Our current Family Medicine Residents and Family Medicine Residency alumni are not only from the Southeast and across the United States, but include outstanding medical graduates as well.

1900 Building Because this is the only physician residency program at The Medical Center, the directors of all major services and the attending faculty in all departments are committed to the graduate medical education of family physicians. Residents enjoy the support of all major medical specialties, providing patient care of the highest skill and sophistication. Core clinical rotations include:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Intensive Care Experiences
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neonatology
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Pediatrics

The required rotations and broad range of electives provide the breadth and depth of training required for a variety of practice settings and for board certification by the American Board of Family Medicine and/or the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Family Medicine Residency Program Accreditation
The training programs are dually certified through 2018 by the:

As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.