Welcome to the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia.
Dr. Michael Madaio
It is a privilege to serve as Chairman, our mission is to provide outstanding care and improve the health for patients in the region; carry out cutting edge basic, translational and clinical research that meets regional and national need; and to educate housestaff, residents, fellows, and medical students as future leaders and practitioners in medicine and biomedical research. The Chairman’s office provides operational direction for the missions of Department of Medicine and its Sections, and it is the conveyance for its members to the Medical College of Georgia community.
We care for a diverse group of patients in multiple settings, providing both tertiary care for the region and primary care for the community. Inpatient clinical activities of the Department, including primary care and the subspecialties, are conducted at the 630 bed Georgia Regents Medical Center and the fully integrated and attached to the Charlie Norwood Veterans Administration. Ambulatory care is based on campus at specialty and subspecialty clinical practices, at sites in the Augusta area, and at outreach locations throughout the state of Georgia.
Basic and clinical research for the Department of Medicine for trainees is facilitated through both Medicine faculty mentors and interaction with faculty in other departments, centers of excellence, Discovery Institutes and Georgia Prevention Institute. This critical mass also contributes to and is essential to fulfilling our educational mission. This includes a core group of section leaders, experienced investigators, senior scientists, program directors, they are complemented by superb trainees, and students. Collectively, the integrated expertise, experienced workforce, and momentum provide the opportunity and infrastructure for discovery and translation of basic laboratory findings from the bench to the bedside. We also seek to train the next generation of clinical investigators. Our faculty take great pride in this endeavor.
Our Internal Medicine faculty is committed to the development of outstanding clinicians through training within the core competencies of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning, communication, professionalism, and systems-based practice. With eighteen categorical and ten preliminary residents per year, we are a moderate-sized program allowing for personalized opportunities for residents with ambitious goals. This unique combination of longitudinal mentorship, resident collegiality, patient-centered care, and supervised research aiding in training the next generation of physicians. We are committed to providing a supportive environment that serves as the foundation for life-long learning, career advancement, scientific development, practice opportunity, and leadership for our medical students, fellows, and residents
Our housestaff are outstanding and committed to clinical and academic excellence and devoted to the welfare of their patients. Their influence on programmatic development to meet the evolving education needs is followed through by devotion to developing personal habits that perpetuate lifelong learning. Nevertheless, while our training program is vigorous, we strive to a balance between work and family life, community commitment, and institutional advancement. In this context, our faculty serves as outstanding role models and leaders, and they provide many different examples of fulfillment for our trainees. They have passion for medicine while being devoted to family, integrated in the community and involved in many other outside activities.
The Department of Medicine at MCG looks to provide the foundation for lifelong learning and success. Our senior educators are nationally recognized, and we strive to continue to improve educational methods. The training program is innovative and provides a broad range of opportunities and learning experiences, and it can be customized to meet the needs of the individual trainees. We are dedicated to excellence and the highest level of patient care