Become part of medicine’s finest frontline.

  • Learn in an academic medical center that includes an award-winning children's hospital and at the area's largest community health system, both with a tradition of quality and service. 
  • Learn one-on-one with award winning faculty in team-based, ambulatory clinical environments in academic and community family medicine.
  • Learn in unique clinical settings providing health care for underserved patient populations.  Learn in clinical settings where experiences are tailored to your areas of interest. 

Our Mission:

It is our mission to develop competent and compassionate physicians through excellence and innovation in medical education, clinical practice, scholarship, and community service. Teaching is at the heart of everything we do. By providing diverse educational opportunities in both urban and rural settings, the program seeks to prepare future family physicians to practice within Georgia.

Program Leadership

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Jason Lanham, MD

  • Program Director


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J. Scott Earwood, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Director, Allopathic Residency


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Shirley Sharp, DO

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director, Osteopathic Residency
  • Associate Director, Allopathic Residency


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J. Will Evans, DO

  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Program Director, Allopathic Residency


Contact Us

Family and Community Medicine Residency Program

Health Sciences Campus

Faculty Office Building




Program Overview

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Established in 1973, the three-year Family and Community Medicine Residency Program provides an array of unique learning experiences, including rotations at Augusta University Health, the area’s only academic medical center, and at University Hospital, the area’s largest comprehensive community hospital.

The program also provides opportunities to train in settings providing care to vulnerable local, regional, and global populations in partnership with programs in the Medical College of Georgia Departments of Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Services and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Among other core competencies, the program also offers training in point-of-care ultrasound over all three years of residency. Point-of-care ultrasonography, which is also taught throughout all four years of medical school at MCG, has the capacity to revolutionize patient care. Advances in ultrasound technology have improved ease-of-use, superior image quality and lower cost ultrasound units. Our health system’s unique partnership with Philips Healthcare ensures access to the latest and greatest in ultrasound technology.

Family and Community Medicine residents have access to a variety of clinical settings, including one-on-one training at the area’s largest community hospital and training in an academic medical center with a thriving Family and Community Medicine Center that has been recognized nationally as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home. Educational affiliations between our university’s teaching hospital and community-based clinical venues allow residents access to a diverse group of educational environments.

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