Mercer University School of Medicine
Crisp Regional Hospital, Cordele, GA
Number of Positions Available: 1
Dennis Ashley, MD, FACS, FCCM
416A 4th Avenue East
Cordele, GA 31015
Administrative Contact: Joy Bloodworth
The TTP chief and TTP Associate will build a yearlong curriculum. It is designed to address the goals and objectives of the program and the individual learning needs that were identified by the TTP Associate in the needs assessment completed upon application to the program. Other experiences in surgical specialties (urology, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedics) will be provided by surgeons in practice at Crisp Regional Hospital, Cordele, GA, on an ad-hoc basis.
The core experience will be the progression from monitored to independent practice. The year of training will take place in Cordele, GA. During the first two months, the TTP Associate will first assist on all elective and emergency operative cases. He or she will take call with a Senior Associate and will participate in all operating room (OR) cases. There will be a transitional period of 1–2 months of intermediate practice where the TTP Associate will be the primary surgeon for all elective and emergency operative cases. The Senior Associate will be present in the hospital for all OR cases and will provide surgical assistance if needed. There will be a weekly review of cases at all levels during the program. There will be a final level of independent practice that will complete the year’s clinical experience of 6–8 months. The TTP Associate will be surgeon for all cases on his or her service at this time and will take call independently. Senior Associates will be available by phone and will assist upon request.
William P. Pannell, MD, FACS