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The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine has the goal of being the premier academic primary care department in the nation.  We  prepare our trainees to become leaders in teaching, clinical care and public health.   Among the sites in the training environment are:

  • Community-based urban and rural primary care practices, 

  • Grady Memorial Hospital, a Level I Trauma and safety net hospital,

  • Emory Healthcare Midtown, an urban community hospital,

  • The Atlanta VA Medical Center, as well as specialty hospitals and practices,

  • The Good Samaritan Health Center, the Healing Clinic and many other community volunteer sites

  • The fields, packing sheds, migrant worker camps in South Georgia 

Our partnerships with the CDC, Rollins School of Public Health, and Public Health Department bring additional training opportunities in population-based research and education.    The diversity of the Department's divisions offers innovative team-based training opportunities that combined provide an uncomparable educational experience.

Our Department at Emory has medical residency training programs in Family MedicinePreventive Medicine. The entry-level Physician Assistant Program is ranked 4th among graduate PA Programs in the nation by US News and World Report, and offers a dual degree option.   Our Family Medicine division provides learning opportunities in ambulatory primary care for the Emory medical and other health professions students.  In addition, our department, in partnership with other Emory departments and affiliates, offers Physician Assistant postgraduate education programs in Critical Care, Urology,Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Primary Care in Patient Centered Medical Home.  The Family Medicine division offers a faculty development fellowship.   

Preceptor room 

      FM Medical Student clerkship                     SGFHP field clinic

Dr Schwartz

Resident Faculty Teaching