Hamilton Medical Center Residents Graduate | Local News


Seven internal medicine physicians recently completed residency training at Hamilton Medical Center (HMC).

They include Dr Hisham Abu Farsak, Dr Laith Al Dahabreh, Dr Eily Hayes, Dr Dustin Johnston (now a primary care physician for the Hamilton Physician Group), Dr Leeja Joseph, Dr Obaid Rehman and Dr Yousef Sweidan .

“There is no greater joy than completing a physician’s training journey,” said Dr. C. Brian Delashmitt, Chief Medical Officer. “Being part of a doctor’s training and passing on this knowledge to him is an extraordinary feeling. I know we offer an excellent training program and I am always enthusiastic when we recruit and retain these physicians within our community.

Hamilton has partnered with medical schools and has welcomed nearly 40 rotational medical students into the system over the past year. Medical school partnerships include the Medical College of Georgia/Augusta University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and various other medical schools.

The goal of Hamilton Resident Education is to provide unparalleled service, with an emphasis on safety and quality of outcomes. Residents will have the opportunity to care for patients from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, with an emphasis on caring for those who are medically underserved. Hamilton’s training program provides a learning environment that fosters leadership, resourcefulness and creative solutions to complex health issues.

Hamilton’s initial institutional accreditation was obtained from the Accreditation Council for Higher Medical Education (ACGME) in July 2018. The Internal Medicine program received ACGME accreditation in April 2019.

In addition to time spent at the HMC, each resident participated in rotations at the HMC Internal Medicine Clinic on Broadrick Drive near the hospital. Services provided at the clinic include comprehensive physical exams, diabetes management, treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and minor surgeries.

Internal medicine is a discipline of specialists trained broadly and thoroughly to meet the health needs of most adults. Internists combine knowledge of the basic medical sciences with the humanistic (emphasis on human well-being, values, and dignity) aspects of medicine.

HMC’s residency program was listed as one of the top 15 residency programs surveyed in 2021 by FREIDA, the American Medical Association’s Residency and Fellowship Programs Database.


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