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.

Residency Recruitment Fairs

Upcoming Open House Dates: April 17, 2024 / July 17, 2024 / October 16, 2024

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. Kirby Smith, Dr. Jared Cardwell, Dr. Melissa Cardwell, Dr. Jessica Mitchum, 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 2147120C0.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in our Family Medicine Residency Program. If you have questions regarding the program, please click here to send us a message. If you prefer, call us at 229-502-9753.