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Family Medicine Residency

Welcome to the Emory Family Medicine Residency Program! Our residency experience that top candidates seek:  unparalleled professional training, innovative flexibility, cultural diversity and unique scholarship opportunities. Our engaged expert faculty and our sponsoring institution, Emory University School of Medicine, provides the best-in-class atmosphere of collegiality and intellectual collaboration.

Emory University is one of the top academic, healthcare institutions in the Southeast. With a medical school routinely ranked among the top 20-25% in the United States, as well as prestigious schools of nursing and public health, and a healthcare delivery system that includes nearly 2,000 physicians and seven hospitals. Emory’s reach and impact in the areas of training, research, and clinical and community service delivery is unequaled by any other healthcare organization in Atlanta. The best of both worlds, training in a community based clinic and hospital setting, with the autonomy to manage your patients, while having expertise consultations at your fingertips.

Flexibility to design your own physician-training is a fundamental benefit of the Emory Family Medicine program. In addition to our dynamic curriculum, you’ll have the opportunity to choose six electives from over 100 specialties. Essentially, you can tailor your training to meet your career goals. We have a strong Global Health Program in partnership with the Rollins School of Public Health that offers international rotations. We use a night float system which provides work-life balance, but also allows residents the opportunity to engage in moonlighting and community service. The training Emory offers will prepare you for any career path you choose. Our graduates obtain fellowships (100% placement rate), start their own practices, join group practices, work for the VA, are EIS officers and researchers at the CDC, practice hospital medicine, work in urgent care facilities, become academic clinicians, primary care clinical researchers and medical directors.  

Diversity is more than just a statement at Emory.  We achieve diversity every day. You’ll work with a truly diverse group of patients, residents, and faculty in a variety of settings. Our patient population includes urban underserved, suburban and rural, international refugees, migrant workers, and veterans. Your colleagues will be residents and faculty from all over the world. Our training sites include Grady Memorial Hospital (large inner city public hospital), The Grady Neighborhood Health Clinics, The Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital Midtown (community-based acute care university hospital), Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

Our residents and faculty are supported in scholarship. All of our residents complete a senior research project and quality improvement project, attend the annual GAFP Scientific Assembly, and receive CME funds and leave to attend medical conferences. Our ITE and board scores are consistently higher than the national average and we have the highest first time board passage rates in our state.  Our residents and faculty are recognized for their achievements. Emory currently offers fellowships for Geriatrics, Palliative Care, Sports Medicine (in partnership with Orthopedics), and Faculty Development (MPH program).

Emory University is located in the city of Atlanta, home to a world-class airport, multiple parks and green space, competitive schools and numerous amenities for entertainment, sports and restaurants that all offer a top-tier quality of life. You will have easy access to arts, culture, sports and nightlife, and experience all four seasons. From its diversity, global access, abundant talent, low costs of living, and southern hospitality, Atlanta is truly a great place to call home. Please browse our website for more details. We’d love to talk to you about our program!

Lianne Beck

Teresa Lianne Beck, MD, FAAFP

Program Director

Emory Family Medicine Residency Program

tbeck@emory.edu