A residency program at Northeast Georgia Medical Center has received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
The accreditation was for the hospital's emergency medicine program according to a release Saturday. It's the fourth education program offered by the hospital to receive it and officials say they're planning to further expand to other specialties in the future.
Dr. John Delzell, Jr., vice president of medical education for Northeast Georgia Health System, said the emergency care specialty is an important one.
"NGMC is the bedrock for emergency care in our region, as evidenced by the more than 200,000 emergency department visits across our hospitals each year," Delzell said.
Hospital officials say they hope to interview around 180 candidates for the residency program this coming Fall, with 12 being selected to begin residency in 2022.
More information on the emergency medicine program and others offered by the medical center can be found on their website.