John B. Waits, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Waits is the program director at Cahaba Family Medicine Residency in Centreville, AL.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama (UAB) School of Medicine in Birmingham, AL and completed his residency at the In His Image Family Medicine Residency in Tulsa, OK. He also completed an OB Fellowship at the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences in Tuscaloosa, AL. 

What are your greatest professional interests?

Early on (and current): Surgical Obstetrics, Endoscopy, Procedures, Ultrasound, Rural Medicine

In my current role/stage of life (new): Faculty/Resident Resilience and Wellness, Behavioral Health, Ending Health Professional Shortage Areas

What are your personal hobbies and interests?

Reading, More Reading, Running, Triathlon, Martial Arts

If you could wave a magic wand and change one thing about graduate medical education, what would it be?

Secure, sustainable, less complex funding mechanisms (both HRSA THCGME and CMS methodology for small hospitals) for new, small programs that otherwise have academic viability.

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