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The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine is proud to be one of the premiere academic Primary Care departments in the nation.  With one of the top 5 Physician Training programs and two thriving residency programs, our educational opportunities are unrivaled. We prepare our interns and residents to become leaders in clinical, academic, government, and public health arenas by providing them with unparalleled support from top faculty and staff from across the globe.  Both the Family Medicine and the Preventive Medicine Residency Programs have been credited with producing top researchers, stellar clinical care providers, and leading government physicians who are making huge strides in both academic and research/clinical positions.  

Our Residents and PA students have access to rotations through various training sites (based on their program), including:

  • Community-based urban and rural primary care practices;
  • Grady Memorial Hospital, a Level I Trauma and safety net hospital;
  • Emory Healthcare Midtown, an urban community hospital;
  • The Atlanta VA Medical Center, as well as specialty hospitals and practices;
  • The Good Samaritan Health Center, the Healing Clinic and other community volunteer sites;
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC);
  • Emory-based specialty clinics, including occupational health, emergency preparedness, and travel clinics;
  • The migrant worker camps in South Georgia;
  • And state and local public health departments.  

Our partnerships with the CDC, Rollins School of Public Health, and Georgia Department of Public Health bring additional training opportunities in population-based research and education. The diversity of the Department's divisions offers innovative team-based training opportunities that provide an incomparable educational experience.