Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 40 – No 05 – May 2021
Number of Residents:
Secret Weapons (Medical):
- Interactive wilderness medicine day in which residents are paired in teams and race to complete an outdoor medical scavenger hunt
- Roughly half of our residents are active-duty military
- Tactical medicine pathway in which we work alongside a local SWAT team
- Large simulation center for multidisciplinary simulations
- Large ultrasound research center and Lumify ultrasounds recently incorporated in every unit of the hospital
- Global medicine focus with yearly trips across the globe, including a yearly ultrasound conference in Panama
- Event medicine experience working the Masters golf tournament, mixed martial arts fights, and the Augusta Ironman
Secret Weapons (Nonmedical):
- Augusta is the second largest city in Georgia and has both a city feel and open space and greenery for those wishing to slow down. It boasts the gorgeous Savannah River and the Augusta Canal, in which many residents paddle board and kayak on weekends.
- The Augusta GreenJackets are our local minor league baseball team—we LOVE enjoying the brand-new stadium overlooking the river.
- The Augusta downtown is full of nightlife including concerts, restaurants, and bars.
- Our dog-friendly brewery is a must, and our city is also abundant with dog parks and dog-friendly establishments.
- Real estate is cheap here, and many of our residents purchase their first home while in residency. Renting is also easy, with many options from houses to poolside apartments.
- Many of us play intramural sports, including sand volleyball and soccer.
Bruce Janiak, MD, FACEP, the very first emergency medicine resident in the United States, recently retired from the Medical College of Georgia and still does occasional work here.
— Dan McCollum, MD, associate program director