Residency training at the Atlanta VA Medical Center

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.

Watch VIDEOLearn more about internal medicine residency training at the Atlanta VA Medical Center in this short video.

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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:

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:

Each hospital has a different patient population and case mix that offer trainees a distinctive training experience.

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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.