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Family Medicine Residency

Family Medicine Residency

When established in 1972, the Family Medicine Residency Program at Midtown Medical Center in Columbus became the first of its kind in Georgia and one of the first in the Southeastern United States. The nationally recognized program has graduated more than 300 family physicians. It is a fully accredited, three-year program that emphasizes development of clinical responsibility in a strong academic setting.

Because this is the only physician residency program at Midtown 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, while 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. The program offers a competitive stipend. Benefits include paid time off (PTO), as well as medical and dental insurance coverage and much more.

Family Medicine Residency Program Accreditation

The training programs are certified through 2018 by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medicinal Education (ACGME).

Clinical Affiliations

Midtown Medical Center serves as a primary training site for medical students from schools of medicine around the United States and the world. The program maintains established clinical affiliations with:

  • Medical College of Georgia
  • Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nova Southeastern University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Morehouse School of Medicine

For more information, and to apply for a clinical clerkship at Midtown Medical Center, contact the Medical Student Coordinator. A letter of endorsement from the school, from which the applicant graduated, should be sent to the address listed below. The letter should designate a contact person responsible for evaluations upon completion of the clerkship experience.

Send inquires to:

Medical Student Coordinator

Susan Davis

Department of Medical Education

1900 Tenth Avenue, Suite 100

Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: (706) 571-1145

Email: Susan.Davis@columbusregional.com 

Contact Us

Residency Coordinator

M.A. Dowdell

1900 10th Avenue, Suite 100

Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: (706) 571-1430

Fax: (706) 571-1604

Email: ma.dowdell@columbusregional.com

Family Medicine Residency and Osteopathic Programs

John R. Bucholtz, D.O.

Director of Medical Education Program

Director, Family Medicine Residency Program

1900 10th Avenue, Suite 100

Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: (706) 571-1430

Fax: (706) 571-1604

Email: john.bucholtz@columbusregional.com