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Welcome to the Emory Family Medicine Residency Program.  Emory is a destination university whose faculty and residents provide consummate care and compassion to our patients.  Emory is known as a national leader in teaching and research with more than 1000 residents and fellows in academic training programs. The Emory Family Medicine Residency Program is in the Division of Family Medicine in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.

The Emory Family Medicine Residency Program began in 1995.  We are a fully accredited ACGME Residency program, and we have excellent residents and graduates.  The EFMRP moved into a new ‘state of the art” Patient Centered Medical Home with fully integrated EMR in August 2010. In partnership with the GAFP and TransforMed, we are shaping the changing face of medicine nationally. We are proud that our residents have won multiple awards which include national and regional awards including the GAFP Resident of the Year, Mead-Johnson National Award, Keith Ellis GAFP Resident Award, STFM Resident Teacher Award, and the AFMRD/STMF/NAPCRG Scholar Award.

Our residents are active in the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians and are on the Board of Directors of the GAFP.  Additionally,  our residents have represented the GAFP as the resident delegate to the National Conference for Residents and Students in Family Medicine. Our residents have won the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) Resident of the Year award in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. Our resident participate in scholarly activities during their residency training, and they have submitted posters at the GAFP annual scientific assembly, winning first place in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2009.  Our residents have also been selected to present at National Meetings, as well as published in peer review journals.
Our residents have successfully completed fellowships in Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Faculty Development, Preventive Medicine, and Occupational Medicine on completion of our residency program.

Not only do our residents and faculty encourage academic excellence, we also strive to demonstrate compassionate care through service.   Our residents cared for patents that came to Atlanta immediately after Hurricane Katrina, and also cared for victims of the Haitian disaster.  Our residents and faculty participate in the Migrant Worker’s Project in South Georgia for two weeks each summer, caring for Mexican and Haitian workers and their families.  Faculty members participate in medical missions’ trips, charitable clinics, and provide sports medicine physicals to local high schools.  We touch families on a local and international level.

Our residents receive excellent training in all areas of Family Medicine. The sponsoring hospital Emory University Hospital Midtown is ranked 10th in Academic Medical Centers in the United States in 2011.
Our residents also rotate at Grady memorial Hospital for Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and ICU experience.  Residents are trained in Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and the Family Medicine Service at Emory University Hospital Midtown. Our Pediatric Ward rotation is completed at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a referral center for the whole Southeast.  Our geriatrics rotation is at the Atlanta Veteran’s Administration Medical Center.

In addition to a well-seasoned faculty, the best teachers of any resident are the patients you encounter.  Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown are both living Harrison’s textbook of medicine, as are our clinic patients.  Our residents have an awesome educational experience, and when they graduate, they are well equipped to perform the full scope of Family Medicine services independently at the level of a Board Certified Physician.

Atlanta is a diverse, multicultural city, with an incredible variety of attractions, from world class sports and arts and entertainment to large green spaces and natural terrain. The Georgia Aquarium is the largest in the world, and is located walking distance from the sponsoring hospital, as is the World of Coca Cola, and the Fox Theatre.

Should you wish to contact us, you can use the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of the list of links.  I encourage you to review our website, especially “Applicant Information”.

Welcome to the Emory Family Medicine Residency Program.


Susan Schayes  MD, MPH, FAAP



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