GBPW hosts medical fair to keep more doctors in Georgia
On Aug. 24 and 25, the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce hosted a statewide job fair in Atlanta to expose resident physicians to what practice opportunities may be available throughout the Peach State. Among the attendees of the 2018 Georgia Medical Fair were resident physicians from 12 different graduate medical education programs across three states and exhibitors from 30 Georgia-based hospitals, large practices, and community health centers.
“We hope these fairs provide these up-and-coming practitioners the opportunity to connect with hospitals scattered throughout the state,” said Antonio Rios, M.D., chairperson of the GBPW. “Since several of the hospitals participating are from rural areas, these fairs align with the Board’s mission to support medical education programming that encourages doctors to practice in medically underserved communities.”
In addition to networking with recruiters, resident physicians listened to a keynote presentation about how to successfully transition from residency to practice and also participated in a question-and-answer session with physicians and industry leaders that included topics such as medical licensure, telemedicine, rural practice, medical ethics, and medical malpractice.
The event was funded through an appropriation from the Georgia General Assembly and was also co-sponsored by the Georgia Hospital Association and the Medical Association of Georgia.