Fri., June 15, 2012 9:00am
A northeast Georgia health care system has announced that it will begin planning for a new graduate medical education program at its hospital in Athens. St. Mary's Health Care System made the decision to add a residency program after years of study.
Mon., May 7, 2012 7:03pm
The state budget the Governor signed Monday includes $1.2 million to beef up the number of medical residency slots in Georgia.
Fri., December 16, 2011 4:30pm
Georgia’s only public medical school reported this week that a record number of students applied to the Augusta campus this year, while new numbers showed Georgia’s doctor shortage is not improving. Still, a popular medical school could eventually mean more doctors in the state.
Tue., December 6, 2011 7:24pm
Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta is expanding its teaching in southeast Georgia. Starting next year, 20 third- and fourth- year medical students will be able to live in the region and finish their educations at hospitals in Savannah, Statesboro, Brunswick and Waycross. The move is aimed addressing a shortage of health care professionals in Georgia.
Wed., October 12, 2011 6:37pm
A new University System of Georgia committee focused on boosting medical residencies in the state met for the first time this week. Its goal is 400 new residency slots to help address a shortage of thousands of doctors in the coming years in Georgia.
Thu., April 21, 2011 5:13pm
Meeting this week, a Board of Regents committee said the state needs to entice more hospitals to offer residency training for newly graduated doctors. Right now, the state does not have enough slots in its medical residency programs for students completing medical school. So hundreds of would-be doctors have to go outside Georgia to get the training they need. And then they’re much less likely to come back and practice in Georgia, where there is already a shortage of doctors.
Mon., August 23, 2010 4:27pm
When millions of uninsured Georgians join the health insurance rolls under federal health care reform in four years, many of them are going to need a doctor. Getting more doctors through medical school was the focus of a meeting in Savannah between U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss and officials from the Savannah campus of Mercer University.
Mon., July 5, 2010 12:58pm
A new residential program has Medical College of Georgia students living and learning in the state’s most underserved region.