Chief residents

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Chief Medical Residents 2020-2021

Drs. Phong Nguyen, Wytch Rigger, and Anne Barnett

 

It is our pleasure to serve the Augusta University / Medical College of Georgia Internal Medicine Residency Program as Chief Medical Residents for the 2020-2021 academic year. As recent graduates of the Augusta University IM program, we are confident in our preparation as clinicians, educators and life-long learners. Having received so much from our training, we are dedicated to fostering an environment of personal growth, and we are striving to further the educational and career goals of all the residents in our program.

 

Our current residents are hardworking, intelligent, and dedicated. The Housestaff functions as a team, routinely stepping in for each other when a need arises, in order to provide the highest level of care for our patients. Our attending physicians are committed to the educational and career goals of residents, and are routinely praised for their knowledge, availability, and enthusiasm. 

Augusta University / MCG IM Residency Program offers comprehensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient medicine. Inpatient ward rotations include General Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Nephrology and Cardiology. There is also exposure to critical care medicine in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and the Cardiac Care Unit rotations. Inpatient and outpatient consultative medicine rotations in the full range of Internal Medicine subspecialties are popular elective experiences. As upper levels, residents participate in Women's Health, Emergency Medicine, Neurology and Geriatric rotations to further strengthen their skill set. During all three years of their training, residents act as the Primary Internist for a panel of patients seen in outpatient clinic. All of these experiences in the setting of a tertiary care center with a diverse patient population allows for an exciting, dynamic and productive Internal Medicine Residency.

The greatest strength of our program is the camaraderie between residents. This is evident by the team atmosphere experienced within the hospital and the recreational outings after work. Softball games, Holiday parties, ice cream at the canal and dining out are common activities that residents enjoy together. Attendings are equally approachable, often hosting residents in their home and can be found at many out-of-the-hospital gatherings.

In addition, Augusta boasts an outstanding medical community and offers temperate weather, minimal traffic, affordable living, and many activities including world-class golf. We are proud of our training and want to provide the best possible experience for our residents. We invite you to visit us at Augusta University, and we look forward to sharing what Augusta has to offer.