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Mission, Goals & Objectives


The mission of the Emory Preventive Medicine Residency is to prepare physicians for future roles in public health and preventive medicine at their chosen venue: government, academic, research, clinical or private sector.

Overall Educational Goals

The overall educational goals of the Emory Preventive Medicine Residency Program are: (1) to ensure that all preventive medicine residents attain the competencies set out by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME); and (2) graduate with sufficient professional knowledge, skills, the ability to practice competently and independently in the venue of their choosing, and with eligibility to sit for the Preventive Medicine board exam.  The six competencies for all residents are:  patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning, interpersonal skills and communication, professionalism, and systems-based practice.  For the field of Preventive Medicine, there are specialty-specific competencies that can be grouped under each of the 6 common competencies. 

Overall Training Objectives

To prepare physicians for the practice of public health and preventive medicine, with emphasis placed on the individual physician’s ultimate career goal and current training needs, the training objectives of the Emory PMR are as follows:

  1. To expose residents to all aspects of preventive medicine in theoretical and applied manners;
  2. To expose residents to epidemiological and bio-statistical principles required for quantifying burden of disease, performing needs assessments, and evaluating intervention strategies and programs;
  3. To provide residents the opportunity to apply public health and preventive medicine principles to address clinical preventive medicine and public health problems;
  4. To support residents in the achievement of competencies to fulfill the requirements for certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in General Preventive Medicine/Public Health;
  5. To support residents in their professional development to facilitate their entry into their chosen area of the field of preventive medicine and public health.

This page was updated on September 30, 2016