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Mission, Goals & Objectives


The mission of the Emory Preventive Medicine Residency is to equip residents with the core competencies of preventive medicine (the specialty of medical practice that focuses on the health of individuals, communities, and defined populations) and to prepare them for specialty certification in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine.

Overall Educational and Training Goals

The overall educational goals of the Emory’s Preventive Medicine Residency Program (PMRP) are to ensure that preventive medicine residents (PMRs): (1) attain the competencies specified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as assessed by respective ACGME milestones; (2) possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities in preventive medicine that can be applied effectively in multiple settings (e.g., government, academia, health care systems, communities) to improve population health; and (3) are prepared for taking the board certification examination in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine as administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

The ACGME requires that the following core competencies be integrated within the curriculum of PMRPs: (1) patient care and procedural skills; (2) medical knowledge; (3) practice-based learning and improvement; (4) interpersonal and communication skills; (5) professionalism; and (6) systems-based practice. The ACGME also has created a set of milestones for each of the core competencies; the milestones help to shape the EPMRP curriculum and also provide a framework for assessing PMR progress. The EPMR curriculum is designed to support residents in their achievement of the competencies, as measured by attainment of the milestones, as well as other residency core requirements specified by the ACGME.