Faculty physicians with the Mercer University School of Medicine recently participated in the annual Waddell Barnes Day of Medicine, hosted by the Medical Education Department of Mercer University and The Medical Center of Central Georgia. Mercer faculty physicians presented educational seminars for continuing medical education credits to practicing physicians and medical residents in Georgia who attended the day-long event, which was held in the Joseph W. Eversole Auditorium at The Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Presenting Mercer University School of Medicine faculty physicians included:

  • Steven Carpenter, MD, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Savannah Campus
  • Ajay Srivastava, MD, Assistant Professor and Chief of the Nephrology Division
  • Jalal K. Ghali, MD, Professor and Chief of the Cardiology Division
  • Jeffrey Stephens, MD, Professor of Infectious Disease
  • Harold Katner, MD, Professor and Chief of the Infectious Disease Division
  • Ahmed Shah, MD, Assistant Professor and Director of Cardiology Services for Mercer Medicine
  • Shelley Street Callender, MD, Associate Professor and Chief of the Sports Medicine Division

The Office of Continuing Medical Education for the Mercer University School of Medicine and The Medical Center of Central Georgia coordinates all continuing medical education activities for practicing physicians in Georgia, including regularly scheduled series, courses, performance improvement projects and symposia. Opportunities for high quality educational experiences for practicing physicians are available throughout the year at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, the Mercer University School of Medicine, and other off-campus locations. Begun in 1993, the annual Day of Medicine is a physician educational event sponsored by the Mercer University School of Medicine's Department of Internal Medicine and is named in honor of Waddell Barnes, MD, a local Central Georgia physician and founding faculty member for the Mercer University School of Medicine.