The primary care residency track, within the J. Willis Hurst Residency program at Emory University, is designed to produce outstanding general internists who are preparing for a professional career in primary care clinical practice, as clinician-educators, or clinician-investigators. The program, led by program director Stacy Higgins, MD, has 24 total residents.
The inpatient training for the primary care residency track is the same as the categorical track, but the ambulatory blocks and curriculum are specialized for those who wish to practice General Internal Medicine. The primary care track is focused on collaboration, and residents spend their ambulatory months together—learning with and from one another.
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• Emory University Department of Medicine Residency Program
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.