The Emory Preventive Medicine Residency program has developed its curriculum to meet, and exceed, the American College of Graduate Medical Education's (ACGME) standards and expectations to train physicians in the field of general public health and preventive medicine. We work closely with residents to incorporate their professional goals into the programming so that they leave the program able to pass the boards and excel in a field of their choosing based on a well-rounded portfolio.
Academic Studies Each resident must complete an MPH degree in an accredited School of Public Health. Residents must take required courses in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, health management, and social/behavioral sciences. Residents may complete this requirement through the Emory Rollin's School of Public Health or at another institution.
Seminars, Workshops, and Computerized Modules
Research/Evaluation Activities Each resident must complete one or more research or evaluation projects that involve applying the methodological skills learned in coursework and seminars to a public health area of interest. Residents may conduct their projects independently or work with faculty to complete a project.
Public Health Agency Rotation Each resident must spend at least 4 weeks working in a public health agency at the local, state, or federal level. The program has standing program letters of agreement with the Georgia Division of Public Health, District 4 Health Department, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Clinical/Direct Patient Care Each resident must provide 8 weeks of direct patient care, per year. This can be accomplished through the TravelWell clinic, Oncology clinic, Department of Public Health clinics, Community Living Clinics at the VA, or any other setting that is approved by the residency and meets the requirements for direct patient care.
This page was updated on September 30, 2016