We value the role that the existing physician workforce will have in training the future workforce to understand unique regional health issues.
Help us put South Georgia on the map as a place for successful innovative approaches to healthcare workforce expansion.
Medical Students/ Residents
National studies show that the combination of undergraduate medical education (UME) and graduate medical education (GME) in the same region has the greatest impact on future workforce.
The Consortium is excited about the possibility of residents who remain in their community having a strong working knowledge of the local and regional healthcare environment because they are better able to direct the care for their patients.
Hospitals in South Georgia and the regional Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center (SOWEGA-AHEC) have a 25-year history of partnering with medical schools to train medical students and residents.
The chance of a person staying are increased by 70% when students are fed from a medical school directly into available GME programs within the same region – the chance is increased even more when we identify high school and college students from the same region.