Emory’s “Adopt-a-Resident” program

Are you looking for a way to help cultivate future health care leaders? If so, learn more about the Emory University’s School of Medicine‘s “Adopt-a-Resident” program. The program–funded by donations from individuals who support the Department of Medicine’s tripartite missions of research, education, and clinical care–awards scholarships to first-year Emory residents and follows them throughout their training. The program enables residents to attend national conferences and helps to fund events, retreats, books, and the residents’ overall training experience.

The “Adopt-a-Resident” program has a $2,500-a-year minimum commitment, totaling at least $10,000.

Jennifer Spicer, MD

Jennifer Spicer, MD

Jennifer Spicer, MD (former J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program chief resident and Emory Division of Infectious Diseases fellow) used her funding from the “Adopt-a-Resident” program to attend and present at various medical education conferences. She was able to present posters at the Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM) twice and an oral presentation at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC). In addition, Dr. Spicer was able to take two courses, Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) in addiction medicine as well as “Programs for Post-Graduate Trainees: Future Academic Clinician-Educators,” hosted by the Harvard Macy Institute.

To “adopt” an Emory University Department of Medicine resident, please contact Steven Wagner, Emory University’s senior director of development, at (404) 727-9110 or steven.wagner@emory.edu.

Emory internal medicine residents work long hours to deliver top-notch care while also contributing to the education and research missions of the university. Even a small donation goes a long way to motivate our residents during a busy phase of their training. Visit our website to learn more about ways in which you can make a difference.

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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.