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.
David L. Kriegel II, MD Ashley Saucier, MD Dayna Seymore, BA
Professor Associate Professor Program Manager