Emory University Department of Medicine internal medicine residents have the opportunity to train at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. The Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC) serves the health-care needs of more than 100,000 enrolled veterans living in Georgia and has 445 inpatient beds, including a 120-bed community living center and 15 community-based clinics.
According to 2015-2016 VAMC Chief Resident Andrew Ip, MD, Emory faculty members and veterans at the VA make the IM residency training experience unique. Department of Medicine faculty at the VA are very involved in the training of the residents, interns, and students. They frequently attend the residents’ educational conferences and ask stimulating questions to help everyone learn.
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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.