Program Overview

The Department of Family Medicine in the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is starting a non-ACGME accredited Primary Care Rural Medicine (PCRM) Fellowship July 1, 2022.a hospital sign pointing down a dirt road

The Fellowship will focus on building specialized skills needed to successfully practice in rural communities including:
  • navigating unique rural community challenges
  • recognizing opportunities for community advocacy
  • honing clinical skills
The PCRM Fellow will build a unique skillset including specialized clinical skills (use of ultrasound, advanced dermatology, sports medicine, etc.) as well as behavioral and community health education specific to the areas being served. PLUS- an opportunity to learn at the Robert Gordon and Aberdeen Universities in Scotland! As part of this fellowship you will participate in a research project through which you will travel to Scotland for a 4-week rotation.

PCRH Fellows receive many benefits including:

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  • Phillips ultraportable ultrasound device for use during fellowship
  • Tablet computer with software for use during fellowship
  • Research/QI rotation
  • Exposure to the following advanced clinical experiences:
    • Point of Care Ultrasound
    • Sports Medicine
    • Dermatology
    • Behavior Health/ Addiction Medicine
    • Population Health
    • Quality Improvement/Research
    • Educational teaching
  • Clinical experience in underserved community free clinic
  • Continuity clinical experience in a rural hospital
  • Function as a faculty attending in the MCG/AU FM Clinic
  • MCG Faculty Appointment
  • Experience with the local Health Department
  • Paid travel to conferences, with presentations
  • Memberships to GAFP and AAFP
  • Fellow competitive salary
  • Paid vacation (4 weeks)
  • Funding for Rural Health Elective in Scotland!
  • Health and dental benefits of Augusta University

Questions about the Fellowship can be emailed directly to:

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Dr. Julie Dahl-Smith

  • Professor
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Dayna Seymore

  • Education Programs Manager
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Jennifer Blair

  • Program Coordinator

Special thanks goes to our Rural Medicine Partners:

Community Health Care systems of Tennille, Georgia

Community Health Care Systems (CHCS) of Tennille, GA


Washington County Regional Medical Center in Sandersville, Georgia

Washington County Regional Medical Center (WCRMC) in Sandersville, GA