We want to let you know that our hospital, Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center is closing. But we will move our inpatient rotations to Wellstar Douglas Medical Center. We will be the only residency program in this hospital, and will thus, now be an unopposed program. The ACGME has approved this move so we will be able to proceed with the excellent education we have always provided our residents.
WDMC has welcomed us with open arms and is building a brand new clinic for us. We hope to move into that clinic in the summer of 2023. The clinic will be in close proximity to the hospital which will be much better than the 20-minute drive we have to our clinic now. While the transition is sure to be bumpy, this will take our strong program to the next level. We are very excited about this move.
Wellstar 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). We also accept applications through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) for the fourth-year rotations.
Clerkship participants work out of the main Wellstar Douglas Medical Center Campus. 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 Douglas Medical Center welcomes interested medical students to learn more and apply for a rotation. For more information please contact Ashley Thomas by email at [email protected] or via phone at (404) 265-4158.