Resident News

Welcome to Family Medicine, M4 Medical Students!

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians would like to congratulate all medical students on a successful Match Day held on March 20th. Although celebrations were different this year, we hope that everyone was able to find a way to share the excitement with their friends and family!

We heard from Monica Newton, DO, Residency Program Director at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Family Medicine Residency Program as they welcome their first class of 12 Family Medicine residents… Congratulations to NGMC-FMRP and their incoming residents!

2020 Match Day by the numbers (according to the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®):

  • 40,084 applicants submitted program choices, with 37,256 total positions offered
  • Family medicine offered 4,685 positions, 557 more than 2019 and 13.7% of positions offered overall
  • 4,335 medical students and graduates matched to family medicine residency programs in the NRMP Match: an increase of 487 from 2019

Read more about the Match on the American Academy of Family Physicians website. Also, be sure to check out the America Needs more Family Medicine: 25X2030 Collaborative, which is calling for 25% of all U.S. medical school seniors and graduates to match into family medicine by the year 2030.

Medical College of Georgia Needs You – Recruiting Community Faculty

By David L. Kriegel II, MD – GAFP Member

Professor and Director of Student Education

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is expanding its class size to 300!  It is my hope to be able to recruit Family Physician volunteer faculty who will have an influence on our students much as I was influenced during my clerkship and, I would imagine, you were similarly influenced.

The Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia has had one of the longest running distributed teaching networks of volunteer community faculty in the country but we need to keep it vibrant and strong as the school seeks to expand its capacity to serve the medical needs of our communities.  While our community faculty are volunteers there are benefits such as access to library resources, continuing medical education and a Georgia Tax incentive (http://www.augusta.edu/ahec/ptip/) that we would be happy to discuss in more detail with you.

If you are interested in pursuing this further please let Dayna Seymore, Dr. Saucier or me know and we’ll be happy to schedule a time to meet or discuss.  In closing I would like to paraphrase the original Hippocratic Oath: “…and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture; to impart precept, oral instruction, and all other instruction…”; this opportunity will permit us to meet our oaths and have great impact on future generations of physicians.

 

Sincerely,

David L. Kriegel II, MD               Ashley Saucier, MD                 Dayna Seymore, BA

Professor                                        Associate Professor                 Program Manager

dkriegel@augusta.edu               asaucier@augusta.edu           dseymore@augusta.edu

GAFP’s Independent Practice Legal Service Start Up Kit Now Available to Recent and Future Family Medicine Resident Graduates

The leadership of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is proud to offer GAFP residents a new member benefit if their intention is to remain in Georgia upon graduation and open their own practice.

The GAFP would like to support newly graduated residents who would like to open an independent practice by highlighting the AAFP’s practice start up information as well as providing a toolkit of legal resources that a new practice routinely needs to get up and running.

Recent research shows that approximately 10 percent of all family medicine residents graduate and plan to open their own practice.

We have partnered with the Southern Health Lawyers and Rich Sanders to offer the start-up legal services needed to start a new practice.  GAFP members who take advantage of this benefit are asked to contribute $500 to participate in this pilot program and agree to remain a member of the GAFP/AAFP for a minimum of three years.  This is a significant cost savings to you as you begin your career as an independent family physician in Georgia.  We are proud to offer you this member benefit.

Click here to review the program information and complete the program application form.  Return your completed form to Chief Operating Officer – Angela Flanigan at aflanigan@gafp.org or via fax at (404) 321-7450.  We can’t wait to help you get your practice launched in Georgia!

Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Awards Folashade Omole, MD, FAAFP its 2019 Community & Volunteer Services Awards

 

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) selected Folashade Omole, MD, FAAFP as its 2019 Community & Volunteer Services Award recipient, for her outstanding commitment to the community and efforts in raising awareness about access to and affordability of medical care in underserved communities in Atlanta.

Dr. Omole holds the Sarah & William Hambrecht Endowed Chair of Family Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. She is the Professor of Family Medicine and the Medical Director of MSM H.E.A.L. (Health Equity for All Lives), a student-run clinic.

Dr. Omole exemplifies what it truly means to be a volunteer not only giving of her time, but her talents as well. At MSM, she’s a role model for students and residents and goes above and beyond to commit herself to the H.E.A.L. Clinic and the Good Samaritan Health Center in Atlanta. She leads other community initiatives at Morehouse School of Medicine including community health fairs and community engagement days to screen for chronic diseases and provide education.

Dr. Omole is a graduate of the Morehouse School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. She received a BSc in Physics from the University of Lagos, Nigeria; and her medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-lfe, Nigeria; two of the foremost prestigious universities in Nigeria. In 2000, Dr. Omole was appointed Clerkship Director in the Department of Family Medicine at MSM; and Residency Program Director in September 2004. She practices the full scope of family medicine including obstetrics; and is also a licensed medical acupuncturist.

Dr. Omole has served in various roles with the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) including Treasurer, District 11 Director for the GAFP Board and the GAFP Executive Committee. She was the recipient of the Georgia Academy Family Physician Educator of the Year Award in 2006 and the GAFP Family Physician of the Year in 2015. Dr. Omole will be among a group of four individuals honored by GAFP.

Dr. Omole will be among a group of four individuals honored by GAFP at the Annual Fall CME meeting in November.

Members in the News

Altelisha Taylor, MD, MPH appointed to the AAFP Commission on Continuing Professional Development (COCPD)

The American Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors has appointed Altelisha Taylor, MD, MPH, to the AAFP Commission on Continuing Professional Development (COCPD) for 2019-2020. Dr. Taylor’s term begins December 15, 2019.

Dr. Taylor is a PGY-1 resident at Emory University Family Medicine Residency Program in Atlanta, GA.

Congratulations Dr. Taylor!