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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  

  1. Didactic seminars are held every Friday and include lectures on preventive medicine, public health, epidemiology, and biostatistics.  Monthly the didactic seminars include a critical review sessions which encourage Residents to stay abreast of current research and literature relevant to public health and preventive medicine.
  2. Workshops in methods and software useful for conducting preventive medicine and public health research and evaluation include: ArcGIS (geographic information system and geospatial analysis tool), Feedback Server (e-survey and data base management), and SPSS (form builder, data base management and analysis);
  3. CDC Leadership Skills and Environmental/Occupational Health Seminars;
  4. Conferences including the ACPM's Annual Preventive Medicine conference, the GA Department of Public Health's 'Immunize Georgia' conference,  and the State of Public Health hosted by UGA
  5. Computerized self-directed modules in human subjects research training and program evaluation.  

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