Family Medicine Program Director Welcome

  • We’re glad you are interested in Memorial Health University Medical Center’s (MHUMC's) Family Medicine Residency program. We hope that whether you’re a graduating student seeking a residency position or a senior medical student desiring electives, you’ll find your experience at MHUMC to be enriching and positive.

    YouTube Program Director Robert Pallay, M.D., explains what he is looking for in a resident and discusses the future of family medicine.

    Family Medicine Director's Welcome
    • Our family medicine residency program has nine full-time core faculty positions and many part-time and volunteer faculty involved in all aspects of training. This small faculty-to-resident ratio provides an intimate environment for learning, professional dialogue, and development of collegiality. Our residents are partners with the faculty in a full-service group practice at the Memorial Health Family Medicine Center, located just two blocks from MHUMC.
    • The Memorial Health Family Medicine Center has been designated a Level 3 patient-centered medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance since 2012. We were one of the earliest adopters of the patient-centered medical home concept in Georgia. As a result, our residents are trained and constantly practice in an environment that prepares them for the healthcare practice conditions they will see when they graduate.
    • Tybee Island Savannah, GaOur residents and students can experience the full spectrum of care, including morning rounds, busy days in the office, and unpredictable late-night calls to labor and delivery. Our group practice makes all of this possible within the framework of a viable lifestyle that allows you to enjoy living in the city of Savannah.
    • Our program is unique among family medicine residencies in that it combines the assets of an unopposed program with the advantages of a large teaching and research hospital. Memorial Health University Medical Center has an affiliation with Mercer University School of Medicine and has been the home of Mercer’s Savannah campus since 2007. Our entire faculty holds academic appointments in the Mercer University School of Medicine and we have a constant presence of medical students who work with us on both inpatient and outpatient medical care.

    YouTube Robert Pallay, M.D., outlines the benefits of the patient-centered medical home.

    The Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education requires that residencies maintain high academic and training standards, and we take that very seriously. As our nation's healthcare system evolves, we are confident that the students and residents trained at MUMC will be prepared to practice in this new era of medicine. Join us for three years of post-graduate medical training in the Coastal Empire.

    We look forward to hearing from you. If you would like further information from us before applying, please contact our residency program coordinator, Joanne Warman, at 912-350-8838 or

    Robert Pallay, M.D.
    Residency Program Director
    Family Medicine Education