Academic Clinical Partners
The partnership of Navicent Health and the Mercer University School of Medicine has led to a pattern of excellence in graduate medical education.
MUSM and Navicent Health have established a formal affiliation which supports the full continuum of medical education, including: undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education. Each institution strongly supports the following:
- Clinical clerkships for third and fourth year medical students;
- Graduate medical education programs in a variety of speciality areas;
- Continuing medical education opportunities for physicians throughout central and south Georgia; and
- Scholarship and systematic inquiry at each level of the medical education continuum.
Mercer University School of Medicine and Navicent Health have jointly established the Office of Medical Education to provide administrative support and other assistance to the medical education process.
Working together in an environment of cooperation and shared visions, Mercer University School of Medicine and Navicent Health are preparing to meet the health care challenges of Georgia Citizens.
About Navicent Health
Distinguished nationally for its excellence, Navicent Health is also one of the premier teaching hospitals in the United States and serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Mercer University School of Medicine. Navicent Health supports residency-training programs in family practice, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics. The hospital has more than 100 medical residents and fellows in training. As a teaching hospital, Navicent Health is able to attract the best and the brightest to the area.
Memorial Health Medical Center and Mercer University School of Medicine have a shared mission of teaching and research. The partnership between Memorial Health and MUSM enhances educational opportunities in our community. MUSM launched the Savannah campus in 1996 by sending a group of third- and fourth-year students to complete clinical requirements at Memorial University Medical Center. In 2008, the campus opened as a full four-year program.
Memorial Health is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 654-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center.
The Midtown Medical Center is part of Piedmont Columbus Regional Healthcare System, a not-for-profit organization providing health, medical and educational services to west Georgia and east Alabama. Piedmont Columbus Regional has three acute care hospitals – The Medical Center, Doctors Hospital and Hughston Hospital in Columbus. The system also includes the John B. Amos Cancer Center and other facilities offering specialized care across the life span.
The Medical Center offers the region’s only advanced maternity services and neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated pediatric center and pediatric intensive care unit, a dedicated trauma center and emergency services for children and adults. Since 1972, The Medical Center has been home to the Family Practice Residency Program, the first such program established in Georgia and one of the earliest in the Southeast. In addition, a comprehensive women and children’s center is in development to serve a diverse and growing population.
St. Francis Hospital is a 376-bed, faith-based, not-for-profit hospital in Columbus, GA. Founded by a diverse group of community leaders in 1950, St. Francis is the area’s only hospital offering open heart surgery. The hospital also offers a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency room services, from cardiac catheterization at the Patrick Heart Institute, mammography at the Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Center for Breast Health and behavioral health services at The Bradley Center to orthopaedics at the St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute and treatment for digestive diseases at the Center for Digestive Disorders. With more than 1,900 employees, 300 physicians and the latest technology, St. Francis’ overriding goal is to provide consumers with world-class health care.
Mercer Medicine is a multi-specialty, multi-physician practice and a subsidiary of the Mercer University School of Medicine and the Mercer Health Sciences Center. Mercer Medicine physicians are board-certified in the areas of family medicine, internal medicine and psychiatry. Mercer Medicine physicians are also professors and clinical instructors with the Mercer University School of Medicine.
Mercer Medicine physicians strive to provide advanced primary and specialized care to patients throughout Central Georgia using the latest health care innovations, treatments and procedures.