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: