Family Medicine Residency

Since 1972, the Family Medicine Residency Program at Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Campus has trained more than 600 family physicians. The 583-bed, level II trauma center (with the top “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade) provides a deep experience platform for residents.

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What Makes Us Different

Piedmont Columbus Regional is different from most residency programs!

  • Unopposed. We're the only residency program here which allows you to get more focused attention.

  • High volume. You get lots of practice in honing your craft at our busy level II trauma center. We are the local referral facility for a 50-mile radius.
  • Inpatient experience. You get 2-3 more months of inpatient experience than most programs; many graduates serve as hospitalists.
  • Retention. 90% of our faculty are former residents and 85% of the local community physicians are our graduates.
  • Continuity. Many of our faculty have been here for 20+ years, which shows this is a great place to work.
  • Educational support. Our $2,000 per year CME funding and paid-for exam prep items leads the pack.
  • Good pay and time-off. Competitive pay, 26 days PTO a year and 5 days for CME is more than most other programs.
  • Piedmont-owned facilities. No “outsourcing” needed. You’ll rotate through our core on-site departments.

Other Key Points

  • 100% AFBM Pass Rate over the last 5 years
  • New Children’s Hospital opening December 2024
  • John B. Amos Cancer Center on campus
  • ICU expansion underway
  • Training opportunities with US Army family medicine residents at nearby Fort Moore
  • Joint Sports Medicine Fellowship with VCOM Auburn. Train with fellows on-site at PCR’s Family Medicine Center
  • Our graduates choose traditional primary care, hospital medicine, emergency medicine and urgent care - Get prepared well here!


The People

At Piedmont Columbus Regional, we know that people and tradition make a difference. We have a servant leadership approach towards helping others achieve their goals and improving patient care. We are proud to be Piedmont. We hope you’ll consider becoming part of our team.

John R. Bucholtz, D.O. Director of Medical Education & Director of Family Medicine Residency Program

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