About Us

Who we are

Georgia South Family Medicine Residency is located in Moultrie, Georgia at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and is dedicated to training physicians to provide the full spectrum of care for rural and medically underserved areas of South Georgia. The program consists of 12 residents that are involved in the care of patients aged from birth to adulthood and are also trained to provide obstetric care.

Georgia South operates a busy outpatient clinic and provides in-patient care to adult and pediatric patients at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Residents of Georgia South Family Medicine train in an unopposed program and work closely with hospitalists and community physicians to deliver the highest quality healthcare to the people of Colquitt County and South Georgia.

Founded in 1939, Colquitt Regional Medical Center is a 99-bed community-based teaching hospital located in the heart of Southwest Georgia. At our core, we exist to provide high-quality and compassionate healthcare to all who enter our doors. Home to over 1,350 employees, Colquitt Regional affords access to advanced medical services with more than 100 providers bringing expertise in 30+ specialties.

We hold patient safety as a top priority and have demonstrated our commitment to patient-centered care through various national accreditations and certifications such as: The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for our joint replacement program, certification as a Comprehensive Center for bariatric surgery under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), and recognition from The Leapfrog Group for receiving 12 consecutive “A” hospital safety ratings. We also recently became the fifth hospital in Georgia to receive the Pathway to Excellence designation.

Knowing that innovation is integral for future success, we continue to implement technologies to stay at the cutting edge, such as the 128-slice CT scanner, 3T MRI, da Vinci Minimally Invasive Surgery System, 3D/4D mammography, and SAVI SCOUT®. Our most recent additions and expansions include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, inpatient dialysis, a premier oncology center, and a state-of-the-art women’s health facility.

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional care by exceptional people and strive to make the difference in turning stressful medical situations into remarkable healthcare experiences for patients and loved ones.

Benefits

Salary

Residents are paid a progressive salary.
Salary: PGY-1: 52,500; PGY-2 54,000; PGY-3 55,000

CME

Residents have access to a variety of educational and licensing benefits: Book and Continuing Medical Education (CME) allowance: PGY-1: $1,200; PGY-2 $1,200; PGY-3: $1,200; 5 CME Days

Memberships

Paid memberships to the following professional organizations: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association (GOMA), American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), American Osteopathic Association (AOA) memberships

Insurance and Health Benefits

Health and dental insurance available for residents and their families Flexible spending accounts; Long-term disability insurance, short-term disability insurance and long-term care insurance are available; Cancer and critical illness insurance; Life insurance free to resident (equal to one times annual base salary); Supplemental Term Life and AD&D available; Retirement available; Tax-free health and dependent care spending accounts; Medical malpractice insurance paid by Colquitt Regional Medical Center for program-related activities; Maternity and paternity leave

Additional benefits

  • Paid vacation (20 days annually)
  • CME days (approved by Program Director)
  • Free lab coats
  • Free immunizations
  • Free meals
  • Free physician parking
  • Free onsite exercise coach and classes
  • YMCA membership available at reduced rate
  • 24-hour access to employee gym
  • Phone allowance
  • Annual resident retreat
  • State temporary postgraduate training permit fee paid yearly
  • Paid two-week orientation (includes social activities and team building course)
  • Initial COMLEX Part 3 or USMLE Part 3 fee paid
  • Paid Georgia Training Permit
  • Georgia State License fee paid by the program; resident must be active in the program
  • Residents will be reimbursed for initial certification exam if taken prior to the completion of the program

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in our program. Please note we will only accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), therefore all applicants must apply to the program through ERAS. Please do not submit applications via email or fax.

NRMP program code: 2147120C0
Program Name: South Georgia Medical Education and Research Consortium

Frequently Asked Questions

We are a 4-4-4 program and are currently at our capacity at 12 residents. 

Our core faculty members are Dr. Woodwin Weeks, Associate Program Director, Dr. Jared Cardwell, Dr. Melissa Cardwell, Dr. Jessica Mitchum, Dr. Lisa Young, Dr. Kayla Batchelor, and Dr. Nick Carden who is our behavioral health faculty member.

We have had a 100% board pass rate on first attempt for all graduating residents.

Our Community Medicine longitudinal curriculum incorporates volunteer work in the community, rotating at our Ellenton Clinic, and participating in sports physicals and Special Olympics for schools in Colquitt County.

Our Wellness longitudinal curriculum incorporates a quarterly Wellness Wednesday where our residents have a protected five hours to do anything that supports their wellness. Every Wednesday, before our didactic session, our residents have a protected wellness hour. Our faculty also incorporates wellness lectures into didactic and each month Dr. Carden, our behavioral health faculty, hold a support group for each class of residents. Our residents enjoy an annual resident retreat that includes team-building exercises and wellness activities.

If you are applying to our program, search South Georgia Medical Education and Research Consortium. Our NRMP code is 2147120M0.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in our Family Medicine Residency Program. If you have questions regarding the program, please contact our residency program coordinator, Victoria Gallagher. If you prefer, call us at 229-502-9753.