What is unique about residency training at Grady Memorial Hospital?
Grady Memorial Hospital is a unique training institution that attracts many residents to Emory. Medicine residents choose to train at Emory for the opportunity to provide care for Grady’s diverse patient population in collaboration with outstanding educators.
Grady Memorial Hospital is an internationally recognized teaching hospital staffed exclusively by doctors from the Emory University and Morehouse schools of medicine. Residents work solely with attendings, who serve as clinician-educators. This allows residents to develop autonomy under the guidance of faculty who are focused on trainee education. Impressively, an estimated 25 percent of all doctors practicing medicine in Georgia received some training at Grady.
After training at Grady, Emory residents feel prepared to practice independently as physicians and move on to the next step in their careers.
Emory Department of Medicine chief residents Jen Spicer, MD and Lucas Golub, MD discuss what is special about training at Grady. Watch full video
More about Emory University Department of Medicine’s residency program
Emory’s J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program, led by program director Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, offers several residency training pathways, including:
- Categorical and primary care pathways
- American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) research pathway
- Medicine/psychiatry pathway
- Preliminary track
Over the course of a residency training program, residents participate in a broadly based educational curriculum that emphasizes achieving complete competence in general internal medicine and allows for balanced experiences in all internal medicine subspecialties.
Emory University Department of Medicine residents train at four Emory-affiliated teaching hospitals:
- Emory University Hospital
- Emory University Hospital Midtown
- Atlanta VA Medical Center
- Grady Memorial Hospital
Each hospital has a different patient population and case mix that offer trainees a distinctive training experience.
More about Grady Health System
Grady Memorial Hospital was established in 1890 and named after Henry W. Grady, an Atlanta Constitution journalist who was concerned about the care being offered to the city’s poor. Since opening in 1892, Grady has grown considerably from the original three-story, 110-bed facility. It is now the largest hospital in Georgia and the 5th largest hospital in the United States. For more than a century, Grady has been committed to caring for medically underserved populations of Fulton and DeKalb counties.