The 2017 Match Day Celebrations will occur in George Hall on the Health Sciences Campus on Friday, March 17, 2017....
The Internal Medicine Residency Program, Northeast Georgia's first medical residency program and a joint effort by the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership and St. Mary's Health Care System, has been granted continued accreditation, the highest status possible, by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education....
Over the past several months, the Medical Partnership's faculty and staff have defined its vision, mission and values. Through collaboration and support from our community partners, the Medical Partnership will continue to provide high quality, innovative education to our students and residents with this vision ever in mind....
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SPEL logs (Student Patient Encounter Logs) — Students log a number of patient encounters. This number varies based on the clerkship.
Procedure Logs — Students must complete a list of procedures by the time they complete the third year. They log these procedures on One45 after their preceptor signs off that that the student witnessed or completed the procedure.
Evaluations (Student, Clerkship, Faculty) — A large portion of the clerkship grade depends on the preceptor's evaluation of the student's rotation spent with them. Students are also given the opportunity to evaluate the clerkship, clerkship director and their preceptors at the end of the rotation.
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Letters of Recommendation
Thank you for taking time to write letters of recommendation for students applying for residency programs. The letters of recommendation are looked at seriously in the program's evaluation of students. The Office of Clinical Sciences is happy to assist with this process as we understand the requirements that programs have for the letters.
It is very important that you include the following in all letters written for students:
- A statement in the first line of the letter that the "student has waived the right to see this letter"- Even though we have the waiver form , this statement must be included in the body of the letter. Letters that programs know students have not seen have more weight in the evaluation process.
- Please include your academic title, with your signature- Most of you are either a clinical assistant or associate professor – if you are not sure please check with Jeanette Bowman in the Clerkship office
- Please include your practice contact information, particularly if you are using the Medical Partnership Letterhead. Programs need to see your contact information in addition to your signature
Letter writers are now required to upload the letters directly through the ERAS Letter of Recommendation Portal (LoRP).
Your letter should be on the AU/UGA Medical Partnership letterhead which you can obtain from your clerkship director. It is very important for you to include your contact information with your signature.
Addressed to: Dear Residency Director
Content to Include:
FIRST LINE - This student has waived their right to see the content of this letter
- Introductory Sentence
Example: It gives me great pleasure to recommend FRED JONES (FULL NAME) to your SURGERY PROGRAM.
- Nature of Relationship With Student
• The circumstances by which you know the student, e.g., teacher, advisor.
• How well you know the student.
• Your teaching experience – how often, how many students.
- Specific Examples to Address Strengths of Student
• Fund of knowledge
• Skills – clinical skills, procedural skills, research skills.
• Personal qualities – dependability in stressful situations, reliability, punctuality, communication skills, empathy with patients, ability to integrate and communicate information to the medical team and support staff, how well-liked by staff, patients, peers
• Mention any experience(s) that might add character/uniqueness to the student.
- Summary Statement
Example: In summary, I commend (FULL NAME) as an excellent physician for your program. If you have further questions, please contact me at (GIVE TELEPHONE NUMBER, etc.). Perhaps include student’s practice plans and special interests in health care delivery.
Please direct all questions to a site clerkship director or the Office of Student and Multicultural Affairs.
Phase III Faculty Resources
Teaching Physician connects medical schools and residency programs to community preceptors. It delivers videos, tips, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to in-depth information on topics such as:
Preparing a practice team for a student or resident
Integrating a student into office routines
The site helps preceptors do their jobs more effectively. It also helps medical schools and residency programs recruit, train, and retain community preceptors.
We are currently updating our policies and procedures. Please be patient as we work to add the updated forms to our website.
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