Medical community mixer hosted for UGA School of Medicine

On Tuesday, June 4, the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership invited community faculty members to a medical community mixer dedicated to the future University of Georgia School of Medicine.

The event allowed current Medical Partnership community faculty members to mingle, learn more about the UGA School of Medicine, and ask questions about future plans.

Community faculty members, also known as preceptors, are a critical puzzle piece for a medical school. Preceptors are physicians who volunteer to have third and fourth-year medical students rotate at their clinic or hospital to get hands-on experience with their specialty. These rotations are the last stop of medical school before students match into their residency programs.

The event began with a welcome from UGA President Jere W. Morehead. He expressed his excitement for the new medical school and thanked everyone for their commitment to health care in Georgia.

Dr. Shelley Nuss, Medical Partnership dean and the founding dean of the UGA School of Medicine, then gave a presentation about the School of Medicine before answering questions from the preceptors.

“We are so grateful for what you do for our medical students,” said Nuss, “We couldn’t do this without you, so thank you.”

As each preceptor departed the event, they were given School of Medicine merchandise—a way to show off their commitment to the future of medical education in Athens.

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