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MCG awards 3 for medical training efforts

March 11, 2017

The Medical College of Georgia has honored three Rome physicians for their contributions to the third-and fourth-year medical training program in Rome.

Dr. John Desmond, Dr. Joseph Seal and Dr. Jose Villalon-Gomez have all received an Exemplary Teaching Award for their work with medical students at the Northwest Georgia Clinical campus of the MCG.

Desmond and Villalon-Gomez are each on staff at the Family Practice Residency program of Floyd Medical Center while Seal is affiliated with Highland Rivers Behavioral Health in its Rome psychiatry program.

“All three of these men have been outstanding teachers to our medical center,” said Dr. Leonard Reeves, associate dean for the Northwest Georgia Clinical campus. “Our students fill out evaluation forms and all three have continuously scored the highest in their areas.”

Desmond is an alumnus of the MCG. He came to Rome in 2009 to specifically take a position with the Family Practice Residency program.

“I was able to combine my love of medicine and teaching, so it’s been a wonderful fit for me,” Desmond said.

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