Pediatrics Residency Program

About Us

The Medical Center of Atrium Health Navicent/MUSM Pediatric Residency Program welcomes you! Thank you so much for being interested in our Program. We are a "small" program doing "big" things! We have lots of excitement going on in our Department and we are happy to share it with everyone.

Yameika Head, MD

We celebrate that our Pediatric residents are very diverse from different backgrounds and cultures. We can definitely say that our residents are top notch when it comes to providing pediatric care for patients from across the state of Georgia. We strongly believe that "learning and providing the best pediatric care possible" are our priorities. The goal of our residency is to provide a competency based system of pediatric education that prepares residents to be competent general pediatricians able to provide comprehensive, coordinated care to a broad range of pediatric patients. This includes education in the competencies and skills needed to practice general pediatrics of high quality in any community, rural or urban; education in the sub-specialties to enable residents to participate as team members in the care of patients with chronic and complex disorders; education in the financing of health care, practice management, patient advocacy, ethics, professionalism and communications skills, and lifelong learning to enable residents to launch a meaningful career in pediatric medicine. With our series of didactic and interactive lectures, you will definitely obtain the pediatric knowledge that you need.

We value that our residents and faculty work hard and play hard as well. We have a close knit group of knowledgeable general Pediatric faculty here, and we have worked hard to establish an ambulatory environment which closely resembles that of a general Pediatric practice. An optimum "resident-to-attending" physician ratio affords you the ideal teaching situation. We make sure that your experience is not overrun with other learners. The one-on-one instruction and hands-on training of these smaller groups will enhance your learning and maximize your skills.

Our program is located in the middle of Georgia in the city of Macon, Georgia, which is affectionately known as the "Heart of Georgia". We are also the home and the proud birthplace of Little Richard, Otis Redding, and the newly famous Grammy-award winning country star, Jason Aldean. We are a medium-sized city with a small town appeal. Macon is the fourth largest city in Georgia. It is home of the Cherry Blossom Festival which happily boasts the city turning the colors of hot pink- from the pink poodles to pink ice cream. Macon is alive with music, theater, and many historic attractions that history buffs would love. We are only an hour away from Atlanta if one just needs that large city appeal. Macon is an excellent place for your Pediatric training.

We are a "young" and innovative program. We are not hampered by the traditional barrier of "we never did it that way." Resident feedback, suggestions, and ideas are valued in the development and improvement of our program.

Being a physician in this three year program, you will see how amazing it is to be a part of an institution that has educated outstanding Pediatricians throughout the state of Georgia and beyond. So continue to browse our website and hopefully you will decide to come be a part of this "on the move" program!

Yameika Head, MD
Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Medical Center, Navicent Health