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Frequently Asked Questions

 

1.       Where is the program in the process of the single accreditation system?

We are currently in "initial accrediation" status with the ACGME.

2.         Is the program unopposed?

Yes, we are the only residency program at Houston Medical Center.

3.         Do you have an electronic medical record (EMR)?

Yes, we have EMR’s at both Houston Medical Center and the Pavilion Family Medicine Center.

4.         Are there opportunities for residents to develop their skills as educators?

Yes, residents actively teach interns, their fellow residents, medical students, as well as some exposure to advanced practice nurses and nursing students. Residents also develop formal presentations for the program academic sessions and hospital continuing medical education (CME) activities.

5.        Is there an educational component to the program?

Yes, formal didactic sessions are held each Thursday afternoon. Faculty and residents give presentations at this time and engage in other educational activities such as case-based discussions, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine workshops, and quality improvement initiatives. Morning Report occurs daily.

6.         Are there research opportunities available?

Yes, residents actively participate in program and hospital projects and quality improvement initiatives. Submission of the results of these projects for publication and poster presentations at national conferences is highly encouraged.

7.        What is it like to live in Houston County?

Houston County offers a great community blend of city, suburban, and rural living, all within easy access to Houston Medical Center, Pavilion Family Medicine Center, and a variety of recreational, sporting, and cultural activities. Warner Robins is one of the fastest growing cities in Georgia and Perry is known for its quaint, Southern charm. For more information on our location, click here.

8.        Does the program have osteopathic recognition under the ACGME?

No, we have submitted our OR application and anticipate Osteopathic recognition status by November 2018. However, we will still maintain our accreditation under the AOA until June 2020.

9.        What is Osteopathic medicine?

In the United States, osteopathic medicine is a system of medical care with a philosophy that combines the needs of patients with the current practice of medicine and surgery. Osteopathic philosophy has an emphasis on internal relationships of structure and function, with an appreciation of the body’s ability to heal itself.

Osteopathic physicians (D.O.s) attend Osteopathic medical schools; they receive the traditional four year comprehensive medical education with an additional emphasis on disease prevention and treatment of the total person, rather than their disease alone — because of their total-person philosophy, many osteopathic physicians specialize in primary care fields such as family medicine, pediatrics, obsetrics and emergency medicine.

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine are also specially trained in manual medicine for treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. With this training emphasis, some osteopathic physicians specialize in rehabilitation and sports-medicine — indeed, you’ll find many D.O.s as pro-sports and college team physicians.

                                  

Houston Medical Center
1601 Watson Boulevard
Warner Robins, Georgia 31093
Telephone: (478) 922-4281

 

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Perry Hospital
1120 Morningside Drive
Perry, Georgia 31069
Telephone: (478) 987-3600

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