Family Medicine Director

  • We’re glad you are interested in Memorial University Medical Center’s (MUMC) family medicine residency program. We hope that whether you’re a graduate student seeking a residency position or a senior medical student desiring electives, you’ll find your experience at MUMC to be enriching and positive.

    YouTube Program Director Robert Pallay, M.D., explains what he is looking for in a resident and discusses the future of family medicine.

    Our 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. MUMC has an affiliation with Mercer University School of Medicine and has been the home of Mercer’s second campus since 2007. Our entire faculty holds academic appointments in the Mercer University School of Medicine.

    Family Medicine Director's WelcomeOur family medicine residency program has a 13-physician faculty. Our faculty-to-resident ratio is 1:1.5. This small ratio provides an intimate environment for learning, professional dialogue, and development of collegiality. Our residents are partners with the faculty in a full-service group practice at the Family Medicine Center, just two blocks from MUMC.

    The Family Medicine Center was recently designated as a Level 3 patient-centered medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). We are one of only five facilities in Georgia to earn NCQA’s highest distinction and the only NCQA-certified patient-centered medical home in coastal Georgia.

    YouTube Assistant Program Director Sarfaraz Dhanji, M.D., talks about the patient-centered medical home (PCMH).

    We are one of only a few family medicine programs around the country actively involved in teaching integrative medicine in residency (IMR). The IMR curriculum was put together by several partnering institutions and is now offered by the University of Arizona as a five-year, 20-hour teaching curriculum.

    YouTube Robert Pallay, M.D., outlines the benefits of the patient-centered medical home.


    Tybee Island Savannah, GaOur residents and students can experience the full spectrum of care, including morning rounds, busy days in the office, and unpredictable late-night calls to labor and delivery. Our group practice makes all of this possible within the framework of a viable lifestyle that allows you to enjoy the city of Savannah.

    The Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education requires that residencies maintain high academic and training standards, and we take that very seriously. As our nation's healthcare system evolves, we are confident that the students and residents trained at MUMC will be prepared to practice in this new era of medicine. Join us for three years of post-graduate medical training in the Coastal Empire.


    Joanne Warman discusses living in Savannah

    We look forward to hearing from you. If you would like further information from us before applying, please contact our residency program coordinator, Joanne Warman, at 912-350-8838 or warmajo1@memorialhealth.com.

    Sincerely,
    Robert Pallay, M.D.
    Residency Program Director
    Family Medicine Education