Medicine Alumna Elected to American College of Physicians


ROME, Ga. – Mercer University School of Medicine Alumna Julie C. Barnes, M.D., F.A.C.P., an internist practicing in Rome, Ga., has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the society of internists. The distinction recognizes achievements in internal medicine, the specialty of adult medical care.

Dr. Barnes was elected upon the recommendation of peers and the review of ACP’s Credentials Subcommittee. She may now use the letters “F.A.C.P.” after her name in recognition of this honor.

Dr. Barnes is currently a hospitalist at Redmond Regional Medical Center and plans to join Rome Internal Medicine in April 2005. At that time, she plans to participate at Floyd Medical Center as well.

She is certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a member of AOA Medical Honor Society and the FPC Medical Society.

A graduate of Shorter College, Dr. Barnes earned a medical degree from Mercer University in 1994 and completed her residency training at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

She lives in Rome with her husband of 26 years, Tony L. Barnes. She has two children, Amanda of Rome and Daniel of Nashville, Tenn.

The American College of Physicians is the second-largest physician group in the United States. Membership includes more than 115,000 internists, related subspecialists, and medical students. Internists are specialists in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illnesses in adults.

About Mercer University and the School of Medicine:

Mercer University’s School of Medicine was established in 1982 to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. Students entering Mercer University School of Medicine will be graduated from a school that utilizes a problem-based medical education program that provides early patient care experiences. Such an academic environment fosters the early development of clinical problem-solving and instills in each student an awareness of the place of the basic medical sciences in medical practice.

Founded in 1833, Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta as well as three regional academic centers. With 10 schools and colleges, the University offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. For 15 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South.