The WellStar Atlanta Medical Center (AMC) Residency Program in Family Medicine welcomes dedicated medical school graduates committed to serving families and communities. Residents enjoy the respect of caring faculty members and daily opportunities for mentoring and collaboration. The focus is on learning by doing with the opportunity to treat patients with an extraordinary diversity of conditions.
Experience excitement, challenge and personal growth as you learn to practice medicine in a vibrant community setting without the feeling of being lost in a huge academic program. The WellStar Atlanta Medical Center Family Medicine residency program is built on the belief that the best healthcare is a partnership between patient and provider.
The PGY-1 (year one) experience includes 2 months on one of 3 general internal medicine services, 2 months on obstetrics with primary responsibility for labor and delivery/triage, and 2 months on inpatient pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta at Scottish Rite with a prominent group of pediatric hospitalists.
Year 1 also includes a month of inpatient cardiology (5-6 calls per month), surgery (trauma/ICU), emergency room (typically 15 12-hour shifts), pulmonary ICU (5-6 calls per month) and family medicine inpatient service. Behavioral medicine rotation takes place in December at a family medicine center.
In PGY-2, all call is in-house family medicine call. Residents are responsible for management of the inpatient service, all admission and ER visits for family medicine patients, OB triage and deliveries and phone calls for several family medicine practices. Call is taken every month except ER and FPC months. All second-year residents manage the care of 2 assigned nursing home patients.
Year 2 curriculum includes:
During the third year, the emphasis shifts to the outpatient experience. Residents typically have 4 clinics weekly with a clinic patient load from 6 to 10 per half day. Third-year call is home call supervising second-year residents on the second year in the hospital and in-hospital call. Call is divided among the 6 third-year residents. Third-year residents add an extra nursing home patient for a total of three. In-hospital call is 1-2 times per month.
Clerkship (Medical Student Rotators)
WellStar Atlanta Medical Center offers qualified third and fourth year medical students the opportunity to pursue a core or elective clerkship in Family Medicine. The focus is on hands-on training in an exciting urban healthcare environment with diverse and often complex patient conditions.
The clerkship program is affiliated with the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Mercer University School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ross University School of Medicine. Students apply through their home medical school and are required to submit an application through the Alliance for Clinical Experience Matching and Placement Program; ACEMAPP (https://acemapp.org). We also accept applications through the Visiting Student Application Service; VSAS (https://services.aamc.org/20/vsas) for the fourth-year rotations.
Clerkship participants work out of the main WellStar Atlanta Medical Center Campus in downtown Atlanta, as well as our AMC South Campus on Cleveland Avenue. Students provide their own housing during the clerkship, often staying with friends or relatives in the Atlanta area or in nearby housing. Participants give the program high marks and benefit greatly from the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to “real world” healthcare.
WellStar Atlanta Medical Center welcomes interested medical students to learn more and apply for a rotation. For more information please contact Ashley Thomas by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 404-265-4158
Research shows that adults learn best by doing, and that’s just what this program is all about. WellStar AMC Family Medicine residents treat a large number of patients with diverse and challenging conditions.
Residents hone their skills by working in a team-based environment. Collaboration is strong among physicians, pharmacists and other care providers. The result of this collaboration is enhanced perspective and learning for residents.
This comprehensive clinic includes 22 examination rooms; 2 treatment rooms equipped with casting, splint, minor surgery supplies and other resources; a family counseling room and a conference room for lectures and meetings.
Available to full time employees at no cost, these benefits include: Basic Employee Life Insurance, Basic Personal Accident Insurance and Long Term Disability coverage.
Medical/ Dental/ Vision Plan
Choose from comprehensive options in all three areas. You have 31 days beginning on your date of hire/rehire to enroll. Your coverage will begin on the first day of the month following 30 days of continuous full-time or eligible part-time employment.
Full time employees may purchase Short-term and Critical Illness coverage. You have 31 days beginning on your date of hire/rehire to enroll. Your coverage will begin on the first day of the month following 30 days of continuous full-time or eligible part-time employment.
Life/Disability/ Voluntary Benefits Plans
Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance are available to you, your spouse, and children. You have 31 days beginning on your date of hire/rehire to enroll. Your coverage will begin on the first day of the month following 30 days of continuous full-time or eligible part-time employment.
Set aside pre-tax dollars for out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. You have 31 days beginning on your date of hire/rehire to enroll. Your coverage will begin on the first day of the month following 30 days of continuous full-time or eligible part-time employment.
403(b) Retirement Plan
All team members are immediately eligible to participate in the 403(b) plan. There is no waiting period to begin your contributions. Participating employees will receive a company match on their contributions of up to 4% of their base salaries.
We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Note that the WellStar AMC program does not offer preliminary intern or transitional positions. Below please find a brief summary of the key items used as a part of the process for candidate selection.
We invite you to submit your application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), through December 31. In the past several years, we have received over 3,200 applicants yearly and therefore are not able to respond individually. We will notify you should we select your application for an interview.
Our interview schedule begins in late October and continues through January. Please note that interviews are by invitation and will be scheduled on Fridays during the time period listed. We welcome your interest in WellStar Atlanta Medical Center’s Residency Program in Family Medicine!
Questions? Contact Program Coordinator Yulonda Christie.