Medical Center, EMH part of clinical study for medical students
Since 2009, Elbert Memorial Hospital (EMH), along with The Medical Center, has offered clinical studies for third-year medical students from the Medical Partnership of Augusta University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia) and the University of Georgia.
The medical students make the 45-minute trip from Athens for a six-week rotation.
“In a nutshell, Elberton provides a quality healthcare system with physicians and hospital staff that many patients know personally and interact with socially,” EMH Director of Marketing and Public Relations Nancy Seymour and Medical Center Practice Administrator Brooke Hall wrote in an edition of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership publication The Athens Advocate). “This partnership is a wonderful experience because it allows students to understand healthcare from a rural standpoint rather than the hustle and bustle of urban life, and they learn first-hand how quality healthcare for patients is not sacrificed in a rural setting.”
With many of the staff at EMH and The Medical Center alumni of the Georgia Medical College, local physicians are eager for the opportunity to mentor the third-year students.