HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Forrest General Hospital recently announced the first class of graduate physicians for its NEW Family Medicine Residency Program, which will start on June 30, 2014. Six residents were selected for the inaugural class from a field of over 2000 applicants. It is hoped that upon completion of their residency, many of the physicians will choose to stay in Hattiesburg and the surrounding area to help alleviate the primary care physician shortage.
The three-year program, located at Forrest General Hospital, will train physicians to become board certified in the specialty of Family Medicine. Up to six physicians will be accepted each year. When the program is fully populated, 18 graduate physicians will be training in the program, with rotations in internal medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, and medical subspecialties including cardiology, gastroenterology, and pulmonary medicine.
During their three-year residency, the physicians will see patients under faculty supervision at the residency-run Family Medicine Center, to be located within the main Hattiesburg Clinic on 28th Avenue, adjacent to the hospital.
For more information, please contact the Forrest General Family Medicine Program at 601-288-4305 or visit www.fghfamilymedicine.com.