The Family Medicine Clerkship is an 8-week experience that involves both ambulatory care and in-service patient care experiences. The Family Medicine Residency Program is unique among family medicine residencies in that it combines the assets of an opposed program with the advantages of a large teaching and research hospital.
The hospital, Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC), is a 530-bed tertiary care facility with the region’s only trauma center. MUMC has an affiliation with Mercer University School of Medicine and has been the home of Mercer’s second campus since 2007. The entire family medicine residency faculty holds academic appointments in the Mercer University School of Medicine.
Residents and students experience the full spectrum of care, including morning rounds, busy days in the office, and unpredictable late-night calls to labor and delivery.
The faculty's offices are located in the Family Medicine Center just two blocks from MUMC and the Mercer School of Medicine and are easily accessible to students and residents at all hours. The Family Medicine Center was built in 1993 and has 20 exam rooms, 21 cubicles for resident and student desks, and staff services. Residents are partners with the faculty in a full-service group family medicine practice.