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Residency Training Highlights
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During the third year, residents do a one-month rotation in a rural area of Georgia. This rotation provides residents an opportunity to experience family practice in a smaller community setting. A one-month Rural Elective is also available within commuting distance of Atlanta.
The geriatric teaching program is located at the Family Medicine Centers, at Beverly Northside, a longterm care facility, and at the VA hospital in Atlanta for the nursing home experience. The second year includes one month of geriatrics, with experiences in ambulatory patient care, acute inpatient care, chronic wound care, functional assessment training and home visits.
A sports medicine rotation, conducted with community-based Sports Medicine physicians, is part of the PGY-2 curriculum. Residents work with faculty trained in primary care sports medicine, orthopedists, physical therapists, and athletic trainers. In the past, they have provided event coverage for local high school teams and for Emory University varsity athletics.
Throughout their training, residents provide continuity care to their own prenatal patients and perform their own deliveries at EDMC. EDMC blends community practice and an academic environment together. EDMC has modern, patient-centered labor and delivery suites. EDMC also has a level II nursery.
During the first year, residents rotate at Grady Memorial Hospital for a preliminary 4-week block of obstetrical training. This preliminary obstetrical experience on average affords more than 40 deliveries, as well as triage experience for patients presenting for labor and delivery.
During the first year residents complete ALSO training to enhance their obstetrical emergency management skills.
In the second year of the residency program, residents have an intense, in-depth immersion experience in maternal labor and delivery management at Emory Dunwoody Medical Center. This experience allows our residents after 6 weeks to have a large number of obstetrical experiences including C-section first assist surgical experience, as well as newborn assessment and resuscitation.
The Dunwoody experience allows labor and delivery triage, management and delivery, as well as management of the newborn infant. It also allows for management of ante- and peri-partum patients with other co-existing conditions who present emergently or directly to the L&D floor.
During the third year, residents participate in our six-week GYNrotation, allowing residents to work with local OB/GYN physicians.
The Emory Family Medicine Residency provides a comprehensive one-month orientation program for the new PGY-1 class. The July orientation is a special feature of the Emory Family Medicine Residency Program that allows residents time to bond with other residents in their class, and with the faculty in the Department before becoming involved in other rotations.
The experience allows time for orientation to the hospitals and the Family Medicine Centers. A strong commitment to team work with the other residents and faculty develops throughout this intensive month.