AN UNRIVALED COMMUNITY
TRAINING EXPERIENCE

Patient Care

    Our residents manage their own patient panel in the Family Medicine Residency Clinic. They have access to all diagnostic and treatment modalities at both Forrest General Hospital and the Hattiesburg Clinic. All clinical rotation sites (aside from rural OB) utilize the same electronic medical record, Epic.       

     Residents receive hospital-based training on their own inpatient service, that primarily cares for their established clinic and nursing home patients. They staff the emergency department of the only level II trauma center in the region, which is among the busiest in the state. They also rotate in a 50-bed ICU. 

    Residents train in a rural hospital that practices full-spectrum obstetrics, and receive dedicated gynecologic training at a local women’s health center. They are exposed to pediatrics in their continuity clinic, private pediatric clinics, school-based clinics, and on a resident-run inpatient pediatric service. 

WHERE WE TRAIN

  • Unopposed program
  • 547 bed hospital
  • 450,000 patient service area
  • Largest physician-owned, multi-specialty group in the state
  • 400+ physicians/providers
  • Top-20 largest physician-owned ACOs 
  • Top ranked ACO in quality 2017 and 2018.

The residency program’s home:

  • Traditional Family Medicine Clinic
  • Occupational Medicine Clinic
  • Perioperative Medicine Clinic
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Large FQHC caring for the underserved in our region.
  • We utilize:
    • Women’s Health Center for gynecology
    • School clinics for pediatrics.

Our program focuses on progressive training and physician wellness.

CURRICULUM

Block 1 – Rural Obstetrics

Block 2 – Inpatient Family Medicine

Block 3 – General Surgery

Block 4 – Pediatrics

Block 5 – Musculoskeletal

Block 6 – Inpatient Family Medicine

Block 7 – Obstetrics

Block 8 – Inpatient Family Medicine

Block 9 – Emergency Department

Block 10 – Pediatrics

Block 11 – Family Medicine Clinic

Block 12 – Inpatient Family Medicine

Block 1 – Elective

Block 2 – Inpatient Family Medicine

Block 3 – Emergency Department

Block 4 – Pediatrics

Block 5 – Gynecology

Block 6 – Inpatient Family Medicine

Block 7 – Musculoskeletal

Block 8 – Inpatient Family Medicine with Night Float

Block 9 – Geriatrics

Block 10 – Pediatrics

Block 11 – Intensive Care Unit

Block 12 – Inpatient Family Medicine with Night Float

Block 1 – Family Medicine Clinic

Block 2 – Inpatient Family Medicine with Night Float

Block 3 – Subspecialties Clinic

Block 4 – Ambulatory Pediatrics/Pediatric ED

Block 5 – Geriatrics

Block 6 – Elective

Block 7 – Elective

Block 8 – Palliative Care/Gastroenterology

Block 9 – Dermatology

Block 10 – Cardiology

Block 11 – Elective – Flex

Block 12 – Inpatient Family Medicine with Night Float

All Regular Rotations

Radiology

Addiction Medicine

NICU

Plastic Surgery

Allergy/Immunology

Wound Care

Endocrinology

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Behavioral Health/Mental Illness

Rural Family Medicine

Women’s Health

Dermatology

Connections Clinic (pediatric behavioral health and learning disorder treatment)

Medical Subspecialties including Endocrinology, Cardiology, Hematology, Oncology, etc.

Surgical Subspecialties including Ophthalmology, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, etc.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • PGY – 1  $55,500
  • PGY – 2  $57,500
  • PGY – 3  $59,500
  • $3,000 moving allowance
  • Monogrammed lab coats, scrubs, and residency shirts
  • Travel reimbursement for our out-of-town rotation
  • Gym Membership
  • Annual Education Allowance
    • $800 PGY-1
    • $1,500 PGY-2
    • $1,500 PGY-3
  • MKSAP/STFM Curriculum
  • Reimbursement for Step/Level 3
  • Reimbursement for ABFM Certification Exam

Licensure and professional fees: 

  • Mississippi medical licensure
  • DEA registration
  • NRP, ACLS, PALS, and ATLS
  • Select professional memberships (ex: AAFP)
  • Laptop (gifted upon completion of training)
  • $60 monthly phone allowance
  • UpToDate subscription
  • Complimentary meals in physician dining room
  • Hospital physician lounge access
  • Resident lounge
  • Call rooms
  • Dragon dictation available at work stations
  • Wireless internet throughout hospital and clinic
  • Complimentary physician parking
  • 20 days annually
  • Limited rotation schedule for holidays
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Health, dental, vision, accidental, critical care, and pharmacy insurance available for resident and family
  • Complimentary Coverage:

    • Professional liability insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Long-term disability insurance
INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAM?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Depending on the rotation, our residents may see uninsured patients receiving charity care, underinsured patients on sliding-scale plans, or the privately and publicly insured. FGH employees make up a large portion of our clinic patients.

The racial make-up of our service area is predominately African-American, Caucasian, and Hispanic/Latino.

Because there are no other residencies at Forrest General, our residents get all of the great cases! We do not have to compete with other trainees for learning opportunities.

As the only residents around, they are often sought out for unique outreach and educational opportunities. This has led to endeavors such as incorporating occupational medicine and perioperative medicine into our continuity clinic, as well as providing interdisciplinary lectures to staff at our hospital.

Residents get 20 days of paid time off per year.

In addition, we have resident wellness half-days built into the curriculum.

There is also a limited rotation schedule for the Christmas-New Year Holidays.

Many live in the historic downtown, the midtown neighborhood (which surrounds the hospital), and the suburban areas: Oak Grove and Petal.

The Sumrall and Purvis communities also provide country settings that are a reasonable drive to the hospital.

Many residents choose to buy homes due to the low cost of living in the area.

The ‘Hub City’ is located in the heart of south Mississippi. It is about 1.5 hours to New Orleans, Jackson, Mobile, and the MS Gulf Coast.

The hospital is located in the Hattiesburg Public School District. There are two K-12 private schools in Hattiesburg: Sacred Heart and Presbyterian Christian School. There is also Benedict Day School, a K-8 private school.

Surrounding Hattiesburg are the Petal and Oak Grove Public Schools Districts, which are annually ranked among the top in Mississippi.

Our area schools’ success is heavily influenced by the The University of Southern Mississippi–which actually began as a college to train teachers. Their commitment to education has led to the university being ranked 11th nationally in producing nationally certified teachers in 2019.

Residents are allowed to moonlight during their second and third years, once they have received program director approval, and obtained appropriate licensure.

Most of our moonlighting residents have either performed disability physicals or provided weekend coverage to nearby rural hospitals.

Interns spend one combined month with Forrest General Hospital’s OB/Gyn service and Southeast Mississippi Rural Health’s Women’s Health Center; as well as one month on the rural obstetrics service in Waynesboro, MS.  An additional month of gynecology is scheduled as a second-year resident.  More experience is available via electives.

Our residents take advantage of Hattiesburg’s unique blend of being a university and professional town. Hattiesburg offers a remarkable selection of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, art and antique stores, festivals, sporting and cultural events.

For those interested in the outdoors, we have the Longleaf Trace–a biking/running trail that stretches over 40 miles from our downtown.

There are also multiple local running and bicycle clubs. Opportunities for canoeing, fishing, and camping surround the city.

We (and the ACGME) require scholarly activity. This can be research or quality improvement, whichever you prefer.

We have a crawfish boil, spring recognition/graduation ceremony, team-building event, and a Christmas Party.

There are also several resident-hosted events.

Forrest General provides a generous benefits/educational package. Please see our benefits page for full details.

RESIDENT CRITERIA

HOW TO APPLY

Only applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) are accepted

All PGY-1 positions are selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)

The Forrest General Hospital NRMP number is 1692

Visa sponsorships are not available