What education does a Resident Physician have?
All Resident Physicians have a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree demonstrating the successful completion of medical school curriculum. Resident Physicians undergo several years of training; depending on the medical specialty they are pursuing, their training may last from three to seven years. With each advancing year of training the Resident Physician is given increasing levels of responsibility.
Must a Resident Physician be license or certified to function in his or her role as part of the health care team?
In most states, Resident Physicians are granted a license from the state or jurisdiction in which they practice in order to provide patient care. All Resident Physicians in Georgia have a Residency Training Permit.
After completing an accredited training program and passing a specialty board examination, Resident Physicians may receive certification in a medical specialty such as Internal Medicine. Specialty certification is granted by the appropriate member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties.
What is a Resident Ambulatory Practice?
The Resident Ambulatory Practice provides an opportunity for Resident Physicians to develop their ambulatory care skills while serving as the primary care providers for a personal panel of patients. Resident Physicians are supervised by experienced faculty physicians who are board-certified in Internal Medicine and who are faculty at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership.