Welcome to the GME Program

Asif Hashmi, MD - Designated Institutional Official (DIO)A message from Asif Hashmi, MD
Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
Aiken Regional Medical Centers

The Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) at Aiken Regional Medical Centers (ARMC) welcomes you. We are delighted you are considering our institution as a possible location for furthering your medical education.

Our Family Medicine program is pending accreditation by the ACGME, and we will soon apply for accreditation for our Internal Medicine program. Once approved, these programs will be integrated into the core mission of the hospital – to provide superior quality care that patients recommend to their family and friends, and physicians prefer for their patients – while providing unique training opportunities to the next generation of healthcare providers.

We take pleasure in ensuring our residents are well prepared for their respective practice settings and specializations, and are proud of our accomplishments, the high level of care we deliver, and the essential services and educational opportunities we provide to our community.

Aiken Regional Medical Centers is committed to being renowned as one of South Carolina's finest educational institutions, with a reputation for highly competitive graduate medical education programs and a reputation for innovative instruction, research, and outcome-oriented curricula, both regionally and nationally. This once-in-a-lifetime training opportunity will develop a diverse group of culturally competent leaders who will engage the global community to reduce healthcare inequities.

We hope the content included on our website will assist in your decision to select the spirit of inclusion and professionalism that we aim to establish and maintain. We encourage you to learn more about our Office of Graduate Medical Education and to explore training at our facility.

Our Programs

We have applied to the ACGME to accredit a Family Medicine residency program. We will provide more information, including how to apply to the program, when we receive ACGME accreditation.

Our Hospital

Aiken Regional Medical Centers is a 273 licensed-bed acute care hospital facility that offers a comprehensive range of specialties and services.

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About The Region

Aiken, South Carolina was named the “Best Small Town in the South” in 2018 by Southern Living Magazine. It sits 15 miles east of Augusta, Georgia and 60 miles west of Columbia, South Carolina, and just east of the Savannah River, which separates Georgia and South Carolina.

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In the Community

There are many entertainment, education, shopping, art and history, and outdoor opportunities in the Central Savannah River Area. It's the perfect place for all ages and lifestyles. Learn why we’re just waiting for you to call it home.

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Mission

We offer family medicine and internal medicine training in a nurturing environment, focused on professional growth and the well-being of residents, faculty and staff.

Our compassionate, knowledgeable and well-balanced residents are physician leaders of tomorrow, who are committed to lifelong learning, research and making a positive and lasting impact on healthcare in Aiken, South Carolina and its surrounding communities.

Values

Excellence. We work toward creating a balance between education and service for our residents.

Diversity. We encourage diversity in individuals, ideas, experiences and perspectives.

Respect. We promote an environment of mutual respect among everyone within our hospital by being precise, consistent and responsive during all encounters.

Integrity. We support a commitment for residents, faculty and GME staff to behave ethically, honestly and responsibly in all interactions.

Leadership. We inspire leadership development for residents, faculty and GME staff to improve stakeholder work-life balance, enhance the patient experience, improve population health and reduce healthcare costs.

Goals

  • Training contains a strong emphasis on professionalism, teamwork and evidence-based practice.
  • Residents receive training in a nurturing environment that focuses on their well-being and progressive development as a physician.
  • At the conclusion of training, residents are expected to bridge the gaps in care, while practicing in Aiken County and surrounding counties as colleagues of Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
  • If graduates choose to practice in other areas of the state or country, their training will reflect the quality of education and values encouraged within our program.