Internal Medicine
The aim of our program is to produce compassionate well-trained internal medicine clinicians in a residency program that models ethical and professional behavior through mentorship and collaboration within the healthcare environment, and provide opportunities for our residents to become leaders.
Preparing Future Physicians
to Face Challenges in Medicine

Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital is delighted to welcome you by accepting applications for the residency match 2022 through ERAS. The mission of this program is to train future physicians to serve in the community and enable them to face challenges in the field of medicine in accordance with ACGME core competencies.  We will be accepting J-1 visas  sponsored by ECFMG.  The primary training site is Spalding Regional Hospital located south of Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Curriculum

Inpatient Medicine

Wellstar Spalding Internal Medicine inpatient rotations primarily occur at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital. Residents will train under close supervision by highly-trained faculty members. They will learn bedside management and how to apply evidence-based, and value-driven patient care.   Intensive care rotation will occur in the Critical Care Unit. This will provide a unique opportunity to get trained in managing critically ill patients and ample opportunity to learn invasive procedures under the supervision of critical care physicians. Attendings will round bedside in the morning and will always be available to coordinate patient care.

Ambulatory Medicine 

The Griffin community has a great mix of patient index and variety of diseases that will provide ample opportunity to develop clinical skills in an ambulatory setting. Approximately 45% of the 3-year training will occur in an ambulatory clinic. Internal medicine continuity clinics at Wellstar GME located in Griffin, Georgia under close supervision by clinic faculty. In addition to required Internal Medicine subspecialty rotations, other available outpatient electives include Ob/Gyn, ENT, Ophthalmology, Sleep Medicine, Dermatology and Allergy.

Core Internal Medicine Subspecialty Rotations: Below are mandatory Internal Medicine Subspecialty Rotations throughout three years of training.

  • Cardiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Nephrology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pulmonology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Endocrine
  • Infectious Disease

Didactics and High-Value Care Curriculum

Promoting value-driven and evidence-based patient care is one of the biggest challenges in even today’s medicine. We believe physician’s practice habits during their training that will stick with them throughout their career. We conduct several interactive didactic sessions as part of the high-value care curriculum aligning with ACP and AAIM. In addition, other didactic sessions include morning reports, Journals Club, Case of the Month, Morbidity and Mortality conferences, board review and medical jeopardy sessions will occur periodically. We aim to design these sessions to be interactive and innovative.

Quality Improvement and research

We strongly encourage residents to actively engage in quality improvement initiates and committees. The program requires residents to participate in one quality improvement project and/or one research project for each PGY level. We support and encourage residents to attend local and national conferences. Wellstar Health System has several resources to use, library support for literature review and scholarly activities.

Wellness

We understand residency training can be challenging and stressful. We create faculty mentorships to provide support for incoming residents to assist and guide them throughout the training towards their career goals. The program director closely works with residents and their mentors to ensure resident wellbeing.  Wellstar has taken several wellness initiatives and made resources available to residents and staff.

Leadership & House Staff

Applicant Information and Eligibility Criteria

Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital Internal Medicine residency program requires applications submitted through Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). All required documents must be submitted through ERAS only. All categorical internal medicine residency positions will be filled through National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

  • Applicants must be graduates from medical schools in the United States or Canada, accredited by The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • Graduates from a medical School outside of the United States or Canada must hold valid certification from the ECFMG prior to appointment OR must hold Full or Unrestricted License to practice medicine in United States licensing jurisdiction in which this ACGME accredited program is located
  • Medical school graduation within five years preferred
  • Must have passing score in USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK (international medical graduates must hold valid ECFMG certificate prior to starting residency)
  • U.S. clinical experience required for international medical graduates

ERAS Application consists of:

  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • MSPE or Deans Letter or Equivalent
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE Transcript
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

International Graduates:

  • Must be certified by ECFMG
  • J-1 Visa (if applicable, we sponsor J-1 visa through ECFMG)