The program received Osteopathic recognition from the ACGME and AOA in 2017.
The Osteopathic residents are taught and practice Osteopathic Principles and Practices in the ambulatory clinic setting working one-on one with a preceptor where Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) is delivered and performed. In the inpatient setting, while on the family medicine teaching service, the residents round on patients who have been recognized as good candidates for OMT. While in this setting, they are observed, instructed and evaluated by the attending physician staff on the OMT exam. The interns start off by observing upper year residents and faculty. They also receive lectures and teaching on how to provide care incorporating the four tenets of Osteopathic Medicine - body unity, self-healing and self-regulatory mechanisms and the interrelationship of structure and function. As they progress, structured OMM clinics are built into their rotations. They are evaluated during these sessions and on their hospital rotations using checklists that assess their skills in provision of complete and accurate structural evaluation.
Through a partnership with Solid Rock International, a mission based organization with over 30 years of experience in the San Juan Province in the Dominican Republic, a team of clinicians led by the program director has carried out annual global health mission trips to San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic, to practice primary care in the Barrios surrounding the town. Residents have the opportunity to participate and also learn more about global health through an immersive elective to develop and carry out important public health initiatives in the area where we serve.
The Duluth Family & Sports Medicine Center one of our outpatient practice and the second teaching site of Northside Hospital Gwinnett’s Family Medicine Residency Program. With a dual role of providing comprehensive family medicine along with specialty focused Sports Medicine services to the Duluth Community. Our Primary care sports medicine fellows and faculty provide care along with a team of athletic trainers with access across the hall to one of the premier concussion institutes in the region.
Northside Hospital Duluth attracts a diverse patient population from Gwinnett County and the surrounding areas, introducing residents and fellows to a wide range of challenging cases, conditions and patients.
Renowned for orthopedic excellence, our orthopedic sports medicine specialists are team physicians for the elite athletes at all levels of competition.