Rachel Elam

Assistant Professor

Rachel Elam

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Rheumatology

  • (706) 721-2981
  • (706) 721-0596
  • HB2030

Education

  • MD, Medicine Augusta University, 2015

  • BA, Religion/Religious Studies University of Georgia, 2008

Certifications

  • PHY Ga Medical Board, 2018

Awards & Honors

  • Resident of the month Internal Medicine Residency Program at AUMC, 2018

  • Gilbert Maxwell Endowment Scholarship, partial scholarship Medical College of Georgia, 2015

  • Walter L. Shepeard Award for Pathology 2015

  • Junior year inductee Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2014

  • Composite Award Peacock Family Awards, 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RRHE 5000

    Rheumatology
  • GMED 5077

    Ambulatory Adult Select
  • MEDI 6210

    Patient Centered Learning 2
  • GMED 5028

    Resch Elect Med
  • MEDI 6110

    Patient Centered Learning 1
  • MEDI 6310

    Patient Centered Learning 3
  • GMED 5010

    Rheumatology Externship

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Cardiovascular Autonomic Nervous System Function and Hip Fracture Risk: The Cardiovascular Health Study, 2021
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Lower Extremity Fracture Prevention and Management in Persons with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders: The Patient Perspective, 2021
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Membranous nephropathy complicating relapsing polychondritis: A case report., 2021
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Osteoporosis Medscape Drugs & Diseases, 2021
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Fractures in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and end stage renal disease. , 2020
    Journal Article, Professional Journal

College Service

  • Faculty GME Clinical Teaching Champion 2022 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Faculty GME Patient Safety 2022 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Faculty GME Wellness Champion, Rheumatology Department 2022 - Present

  • Annual Rheumatology Department Program Evaluation 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Augusta University Chapter 2019 - 2020

    Role: Other

Public Service

  • Hospital and public health center volunteer with Insight Argentina 2007 - 2007

    Role: Other
  • Honors Program Student Council, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 2006 - 2007

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Honors Program Student Council, University of Georgia 2004 - 2007

    Role: Board Member
  • Keyboard Education for Youth 2004 - 2006

    Role: Other