The Legacy of Emory at Grady: “Why I Love Working at Grady”

m-george-gradyWorking at Grady Memorial Hospital enables Assistant Professor of Medicine Maura George, MD (Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics) to pursue two passions–caring for the underserved and teaching. Dr. George helped develop the Social Medicine program at Emory University School of Medicine and has served as the course director of the Social Medicine elective, which teaches medical students and residents about the social determinants of health, patient advocacy, and cultural competency. Her research focuses on the social determinants of health and ethical obligations of physicians with respect to social justice. Currently, she is developing a chart analysis to identify patients admitted to Grady with high frequency in an effort to improve their care and optimize hospital resources.

Dr. Maura George: Why I Love Working at Grady (video)

It was an unlikely partnership—a newly formed, suburban medical school and an urban hospital for the poor—but it’s one that has stood the test of time. For the past 100 years, every Emory medical student has received clinical training at Grady. This summer, we’re exploring the remarkable history of Emory at Grady.


Related Links/Sources
The Legacy of Emory at Grady: Notable Firsts
Read Dr. Maura George’s faculty biography
Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics
Raising the Bar: 150 Years of a Medical School in Motion
Grady Health System
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University Department of Medicine
• Jordan Messler’s April 2015 presentation at Medicine Grand Rounds
A Marriage Made in Atlanta
Emory at Grady

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Emory Department of Medicine
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The Emory University Department of Medicine, within the Emory University School of Medicine, is steeped in a rich tradition of excellence. Through the work of its nine divisions and numerous centers and institutes, the department has pioneered discoveries in medicine, education, scientific and clinical investigation, and clinical care. Emory University School of Medicine's medical school, residency, transitional-year, and fellowship programs offer students the latest knowledge in treatment practices, scientific theories, research, and patient care. The Emory University Department of Medicine is a component of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, which includes the Emory schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare.