A Word From The Director

A Word From The Family Medicine Residency Director, Kevin E. Johnson, MD, FAAFP, CAQHPM

Dear Student Colleague,

Thank you for taking the time to explore residency in Family Medicine at Northside Hospital Gwinnett. We are a young residency, founded in 2014, and proud of all of the accomplishments we have achieved so far. Not resting on our laurels, we are looking forward to the future with great anticipation.

My most important question to you as a potential candidate for our program:

What is your passion? 

Remember the essay you wrote when you applied to medical school. The one where you talked passionately about the kind of doctor you wanted to become. Where you struggled to make the words explain to the committee how much you loved the idea of being a healer. Are you ready to take the next step in that journey?

Passion is what makes it worth the work it takes to be best healer you can become.

Caring for the underserved. International medicine. Osteopathic manipulative medicine. Rural and remote medicine. Sports medicine. Women’s health. Hospice and palliative medicine. Health Informatics. Geriatrics. Full scope broad spectrum.

Whatever your passion, we have opportunities, flexibility, and faculty expertise to help you become the doctor you wrote that essay about. Our program takes wellness very seriously. We believe deeply having a passion and working towards fulfilling it is the best way to achieve work-life balance. Speaking of balance, our location is the best balance of both worlds. Close enough to downtown to pop in for dinner and a show at the fabulous Fox Theatre, or catch the Atlanta Falcons or Atlanta Braves game. Maybe you need something quieter? Our park system in Gwinnett County is world class. Lake Lanier, the Chattahoochee River, the Blue Ridge Mountains are all nearby, and lots of great communities to explore with vibrant downtowns and great festivals. Are children a part of your life already? Our public school system is always ranked top, with several schools consistently in the most awarded for SAT scores and graduates attending prestigious universities. Do you have a significant other who needs employment? Our diverse economy has consistently driven growth in the region, while good housing remains affordable.

Our passion at GMC:

Family. Medicine.

In that order.

We want you to be a part of our family, and practice the medicine you are passionate about.  Best of luck with this exciting time in your career!

Kevin E. Johnson, MD, FAAFP
Program Director, Northside Hospital-Gwinnett Family Medicine Residency