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Our program was established in 1981 as MSM’s first graduate medical education program. Our residents benefit from inpatient training at both Atlanta Medical Center–South, a moderately sized community hospital in East Point, and Grady Memorial Hospital, serving a largely underserved population as Georgia's largest hospital - fifth largest in the country - and one of the nation’s best trauma centers. Our primary ambulatory training site is the Morehouse Healthcare Comprehensive Family Healthcare Center, where the full scope of family medicine practice and procedures are performed. Residents also benefit from outpatient training sites at the Veteran's Administration and the…

Our program was established in 1981 as MSM’s first graduate medical education program. Our residents benefit from inpatient training at both Atlanta Medical Center–South, a moderately sized community hospital in East Point, and Grady Memorial Hospital, serving a largely underserved population as Georgia's largest hospital - fifth largest in the country - and one of the nation’s best trauma centers. Our primary ambulatory training site is the Morehouse Healthcare Comprehensive Family Healthcare Center, where the full scope of family medicine practice and procedures are performed. Residents also benefit from outpatient training sites at the Veteran's Administration and the Grady East Point Neighborhood Clinic. The program has continued accreditation status by the ACGME. Ours is a three-year program with six residents in each program year.

Since its inception, the program has graduated 172 residents, 69 percent of whom are practicing in Georgia. These physicians practice in both metropolitan and rural areas in a variety of settings including traditional solo or group ambulatory practices, hospitalist practice, integrative medicine, occupational medicine, prison medicine, academic medicine and urgent care. Several graduates have also continued their training through geriatric and obstetric fellowships. Proudly, eight of our graduates have become faculty members in the department.

Our residents receive training in healthcare leadership, care coordination, community engagement, population health, practice-based research and integrative medicine including acupuncture. As future leaders of the profession, our residents serve on institutional and hospital committees and committees of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians. MSM Family Medicine Residents are trained to become competent, compassionate Board-certified physicians well-equipped to address the health of the whole person with consideration of the physical, mental, spiritual and cultural aspects of our patients we serve. Resident scholarly activity includes publication in peer-reviewed journals; completion of quality-improvement research projects; and presentation at local, regional and national conferences, earning awards for their work at each level. As a function of our commitment to the learners, patients, and communities we serve, the MSM Family Medicine Residency Program strives for excellence.

Riba Kelsey-Harris, MD, FAAFP
Assistant Professor
Residency Program Director

Riba Kelsey-Harris, MD, FAAFP

Riba Kelsey-Harris, MD, FAAFP

Assistant Professor

Residency Program Director

183
Graduates
1:2
Resident:Teacher Ratio
45
Hours Worked/Wk

Training Sites

To provide the best training for our residents, we are affiliated with some of the most prestigious hospitals in and around the Atlanta area.

 
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Our Faculty and Staff

At the MSM Pediatrics Residency Program, you’ll be surrounded by award-winning faculty who genuinely want to help you excel. You’ll become a part of a group of able caregivers that advocates fiercely for our community and for each patient.

Riba Kelsey-Harris, MD, FAAFP

Riba Kelsey-Harris, MD, FAAFP
Program Director

Walkitria Smith, MD

Walkitria Smith, MD
Associate Program Director

Angel Allen

Angel Allen
Program Manager

Why Morehouse School of Medicine

Listen as Graduate Medical Education Residents tell you more about why they chose to attend Morehouse School of Medicine and what their experiences taught them.

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