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Date: May 2, 2023
Categories: Press Release

Augusta Health is thrilled to announce that we have received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to begin an internal medicine residency program. In order to receive accreditation, Augusta Health submitted a detailed application describing the quality of care and educational opportunities that exist in our hospital and community. With this notification, ACGME recognizes Augusta Health’s ability to contribute to the education of physicians through our high standards for clinical excellence, safety and community care.

Internal medicine residents are physicians who have graduated from medical school and are pursuing additional training in internal medicine in order to become board certified and practice independently. The resident physicians will each train at Augusta Health for 3 years, beginning in July 2024. Our mission is to create and foster an exceptional education for these physicians that emphasizes compassionate patient care, a deep understanding of the science of medicine, and an uncompromised commitment to clinical and academic excellence. It is a significant commitment.  While here, these residents will contribute to the mission of Augusta Health by providing patient care, team-based care, investigation in quality improvement, and an imperative to teach the best evidence-based medicine. 

Augusta Health is fortunate to be recognized as a teaching hospital because it is an honor to train the next generation of physicians. In addition, the program will attract new talent to the community, improve access to internal medicine primary care, and help address population health and healthcare disparities. We are excited to begin this next endeavor that aims to enrich our model of excellence in community care. We look forward to partnering with each of you to welcome the new physicians to our hospital and prepare to support them in their training to become compassionate, ethical and competent physicians.