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Mission, Vision, Values

Shared Vision

The Emory Department of Family and Preventive Medicine will become one of the top destination clinical departments of Family and Preventive Medicine nationally and poster child for the PCMH model for healthcare delivery, translational and population-based research, and interdisciplinary medical education. To accomplish this vision, the Department leadership will utilize the expertise and interests of the Department divisions’ faculty, staff and trainees, as well as community partners. Outcomes, including patient and provider satisfaction, population-based health improvement, cost savings, improved department revenue from multiple sources, and enhanced support from the communities served, will document success toward meeting the vision. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Emory Department of Family and Preventive Medicine is to provide high quality, comprehensive, team-based, patient and family-centered health care in a community setting, to prepare family medicine and preventive medicine residents, physician assistant and medical students, and other health professions students for future practice, leadership in healthcare delivery and research.


  • the provision of compassionate, high quality, evidence-based, patient and family-centered care;
  • utilization of inter-professional and inter-disciplinary partnerships to improve the health of our patient population, provider, and community;
  • working with diverse patient populations, faculty, staff, and trainees;
  • conducting activities that are innovative and creative to enhance our quality of teaching and effectiveness of patient care;
  •  preparing trainees to become future outstanding, creative leaders and clinicians in clinical practice, medical education and research; 
  • planning and conducting population and community-based research in clinical care and healthcare delivery.