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About the Emory Family Medicine Residency Program

Emory is a destination university whose faculty and residents provide comprehensive 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 (EFMRP) began in 1995 and has been a fully accredited ACGME Residency program since inception.  The EFMRP moved into a new ‘state of the art” Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) with fully integrated EMR in August 2010.  In partnership with the Georgia Academy of Family Practice (GAFP) and TransforMed, we are shaping the changing face of healthcare delivery and preparing the future generation of Family Physicians to practice in the PCMH model . We are proud that our residents have won multiple national and regional awards  for leadership, scholarly projects, and service.

Our residents are active in the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians and serve on the Board of Directors .   Additionally, our residents have represented the GAFP as the resident delegate to the National Conference for Residents and Students in Family Medicine, and have won the GAFP Resident of the Year award in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008, 2012.  The Family Medicine residents participate in scholarly activities during their residency training, and have submitted posters at the GAFP annual scientific assembly, and have won first place in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2009,and  2012.  They have been selected to present at National Meetings, as well as published in peer review journals. Routinely our residents have applied, been accepted to,  and successfully completed Fellowships in Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Faculty Development, Preventive Medicine, and Occupational Medicine on completion of the Emory Family Medicine residency program.

Not only do our residents and faculty encourage academic excellence, we also strive to demonstrate compassionate care through community 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 annual Inter-professional Team Migrant Worker’s Service Learning Project in South Georgia for two weeks each summer, caring for Latino and Haitian workers and their families. Faculty members also participate in medical mission trips such as one to Haiti scheduled for June 2013, Atlanta clinics such as the Good Samaritan Health Center for the most medically underserved populations, 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 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 experienced at the Atlanta Veteran’s Administration Medical Center.

In addition to a well-seasoned faculty, the best teachers of any resident are the patients we 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, arts and entertainment to large green spaces and natural terrain. The Georgia Aquarium is the largest in the world, and is located within walking distance of the sponsoring hospital, as is the World of Coca Cola, and the Fox Theatre.

1 Over 1200 applicants for our 8 intern spots each year.

2. Diverse faculty from all parts of the US, Europe, Canada, & Africa

3. Faculty include one of "Top Docs" for Family Medicine in Atlanta and US

4. Seven of the Family Mededicine  faculty have an MPH

5. Three of the Family Medicine Faculty are double board-certified

6. Facultyhave previous experience in private practice, community hospitals, rural practices, university medical centers, & urban practices

7. Our residency program enjoys a diverse group of residents fom all over US, Africa, Asia, Middle East, Asian subcontinent, Europe, & Canada

8. Two of our faculty are Behavior Medicine specialists (licensed and certified counselors)