James A Kruer, MD, FACP attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, in Indianapolis. Following his internal medicine training, Dr. Kruer became a chief resident for ambulatory internal medicine. His focus was on the office-based practice of preventative care and diagnosis/treatment of adults. During his chief resident year, Dr. Kruer realized his passion for education and went to Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA to do a one-month immersion training in helping doctors be better teachers. From that time on, he has always had a passion for GME and developing residents and faculty into more effective teachers. Dr. Kruer has been teaching since he was a resident starting in 1992. His passion for developing excellence in teaching began in 1997 with his training at Stanford. Since 1997, Dr. Kruer has given numerous retreats and workshops for residents and faculty in many specialties, in many communities. He currently serves as the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.