Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Provide direct patient care for an annual minimum of 2 months

Emory Preventive Medicine residents and fellows provide direct patient care primarily through rotations in areas including:

Photo: Emory Clinic

Participate for a minimum of 2 months in activities in governmental public health settings

Emory Preventive Medicine residents and fellows participate in core public/community health programs and activities (e.g., surveillance, outbreak detection, disease prevention, and control, and emergency preparedness /response) in governmental public health agencies in different jurisdictional settings, including:

  • The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), co-located with and proximate to Emory in Atlanta, that leads national-level, public sector disease and injury prevention efforts
  • The Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Local public health agencies in Georgia, including district health units and county boards of public health, such as the DeKalb County Board of Health.

Photo: CDC


Participate in research and other related activities

Emory Preventive Medicine residents and fellows participate in focal and longitudinal prevention/control research, policy development, program evaluation, and quality improvement initiatives in a variety of settings, including:

Photo: Friday morning didactic session: Carlos Del Rio MD, Executive Associate Dean for Emory School of Medicine at Grady Health System, meets with residents, fellows, and program faculty.


Del Rio

Participate in didactic and other learning imperatives

Emory Preventive Medicine residents and fellows participate in a curriculum of didactics, scholarly research, and other learning imperatives in Preventive Medicine, including, for example:

  • Presenting on critical appraisals of selected peer-review publications
  • Attending and presenting work at the annual meeting of the American College of Preventive Medicine
  • Engaging in a regularly-scheduled and systematically-structured series of review sessions for the Preventive Medicine board certification examination administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • Attending selected state and local public health meetings (e.g., the annual Georgia State of the Public’s Health Conference and the yearly Immunize Georgia Conference)
  • Engaging directly with leaders in preventive medicine, public health, and healthcare systems in federal, state, and local agencies and organizations.

Photo: Joel Shu, MD, MBA, Vice President, Wellstar Clinical Partners, teaching Preventive Medicine Residents