Family Medicine Residency

When established in 1972, the Family Medicine Residency Program at Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Campus in Columbus became the first of its kind in Georgia and one of the first in the Southeastern United States. More than 1,000 family physicians have graduated from the nationally recognized program. It is a fully accredited, three-year program that emphasizes the development of clinical responsibility in a strong academic setting.

Because this is the only physician residency program at  Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Campus, the directors of all major services, and the attending faculty in all departments, are committed to the graduate medical education of family physicians. Residents enjoy the support of all major medical specialties, while providing patient care of the highest skill and sophistication. Core clinical rotations include:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Intensive Care experiences
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neonatology
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Pediatrics

The required rotations and broad range of electives provide the breadth and depth of training required for a variety of practice settings and for board certification by the American Board of Family Medicine and/or the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. The program offers a competitive stipend. Benefits include paid time off (PTO), as well as medical and dental insurance coverage and much more.

Family Medicine Residency Program Accreditation

The training programs are certified through 2019 by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medicinal Education (ACGME).

Clinical Affiliations

 Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Campus serves as a primary training site for medical students from schools of medicine around the United States and the world. The program maintains established clinical affiliations with:

  • Medical College of Georgia
  • Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nova Southeastern University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

For more information, and to apply for a clinical clerkship at Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Campus, contact the Medical Student Coordinator. A letter of endorsement from the school, from which the applicant graduated, should be sent to the address listed below. The letter should designate a contact person responsible for evaluations upon completion of the clerkship experience.

Send inquires to:

Medical Student Affairs Coordinator
Katrina “Trina” Singleton, Department of Medical Education
1900 Tenth Avenue, Suite 100
Columbus, GA 31901
Phone: (706) 571-1145

Contact Us

Medical Education Residency Coordinator
M.A. Dowdell
1900 10th Avenue, Suite 100
Columbus, GA 31901
Phone: (706) 571-1430
Fax: (706) 571-1604

Family Medicine Residency
John R. Bucholtz, D.O.
Director of Medical Education & Director of Family Medicine Residency Program
1900 10th Avenue, Suite 100
Columbus, GA 31901
Phone: (706) 571-1430
Fax: (706) 571-1604

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