Our internal medicine residency provides daily exciting challenges that spark the curiosity, incite the need to know why, and foster compassion for the patients and communities we serve.

At the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership Internal Medicine Residency Program we fundamentally believe that your residency years are perhaps the most memorable, challenging, and inspiring of your medical career. Residency is where you discover yourself and your trajectory in the medical field – we are here to support you in your endeavors.

As program director, I take great pride in the diverse and collegial environment our residents and faculty are building for this program. Our goal is to provide our residents with a supportive training environment to successfully launch careers whether it be as a primary care provider, hospitalist, or subspecialist. They will also have the skills to be academic leaders and teachers if they choose. Our skilled faculty members assist our residents along the journey of residency they themselves once traversed, be it a few years or a few decades ago. The knowledge and skill set they impart to our residents is invaluable and further develops our residents into the next great leaders in the future of healthcare.

We appreciate that each resident plays a vital role within our program as a clinician, teacher, and collaborator. Augusta University/University of Georgia Internal Medicine residents demonstrate professionalism, intellectual curiosity, and perseverance. We search for physicians who bring compassion, genuine concern, and a team spirit to residency and the care of our patients.

As you embark upon the process of selecting an internal medicine residency program, I hope you consider the AU/UGA Medical Partnership. I welcome your questions and thank you for coming to learn about the individuals that make our program so special.

-Dr. Lela Ward


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