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Graduate Medical Education


Graduate Medical Education is the period of didactic and clinical education in a medical specialty which follows the completion of a recognized undergraduate medical education and which prepares physicians for the independent practice of medicine in that specialty, also referred to as residency education. The term “graduate medical education' also applies to the period of didactic and clinical education in a medical subspecialty which follows the completion of education in a recognized medical specialty and which prepares physicians for the independent practice of medicine in that subspecialty.

Sponsoring Institution is the organization (or entity) that assumes the ultimate financial and academic responsibility for a program of GME. The sponsoring institution has the primary purpose of providing educational programs and/or health care services.

A Major Participating Site is a site the ACGME has approved to which all residents in at least one program rotate for a required educational experience, and for which a master affiliation agreement must be in place.

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  • Sponsored Programs

    The Internal Medicine Residency Program, a joint effort of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership and St. Mary’s Health Care System, received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in January 2014 becoming Athens, Georgia’s first medical residency program. For more information, please visit the Internal Medicine Residency Program website.

  • Affiliated Programs

    Athens Regional Medical Center is expanding their role as a teaching hospital for medical students, and they are excited to partner as a major academic affiliate with the AU/UGA Medical Partnership.

    For more information, please visit the Athens Regional Medical Center GME webpage.

Contact us for more information

Latonda Knight

GME Coordinator, AU/UGA Medical Partnership

Winnie Davis Hall, 206