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Program Director's Welcome

Welcome to Emory Preventive Medicine Residency Program!   The Residency Program is in the Division of Preventive Medicine in the Emory School of Medicine Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. 

The Residency Program began in 1995 and is fully accredited by the ACGME for the academic and practicum phases.  Thus far, we have graduated 40 residents who have gone on to a multiplicity of preventive medicine and public health careers in academia, the non-profit sector, and federal, state, and local public health agencies.  Our residents have won the Best Resident (in the U.S.) award in 2001 and 2007; the Rising Star award in 2003, 2005 and 2006 from the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and the American Medical Association's 2006 award for Leadership Among Resident Physicians. Our graduates have also presented annually at the annual ACPM meeting and have published in many journals, including JAMA, NEJM, AJPH, and AJPM. 

Our residents receive excellent training in general preventive medicine and public health.  The academic (MPH) phase can be undertaken through the Emory Rollins School of Public Health, which offers concentrations in epidemiology, biostatistics, behavioral sciences and health education, health policy and management, and global health.  Clinical, research, and other applied practica are available through established participating sites including Grady Memorial Hospital and its Neighborhood Health Centers, the Atlanta Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, the Georgia Division of Public Health, and local public health departments.  Specific rotations are developed and assigned on the basis of the individual resident’s interest, requirements, career goals, and prior training background and experience.  Considerable attention is devoted to individual requirements of the residents allowing for flexibility in addressing residents’ diverse interests.  In addition, residents can utilize the professional relationships of the program faculty to identify appropriate practica with other sites that complement residents’ needs and goals.   Past practicum sites have leveraged the professional relationships of program faculty to afford residents the opportunities to work with various branches of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, United State Agency for International Development, Carter Center, World Bank, Center for Medicare & Medicare Services, and the House Ways and Means Committee.

Because of its flexibility and adaptability to the unique training and career goals of individual residents, the Emory Preventive Medicine Residency Program is ideally suited to highly-motivated adult learners who are driven to achieve their full potential through carefully designed, individualized practica and linkages to leaders in the field.  I encourage you to review our web site for more information.  Also, you can use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the list of links to contact us.