Emory Family Medicine Residency Program

Atlanta, GA

The Emory Family Medicine Residency Program (EFMRP) completed its’ 18th year of training residents.  During the 2012-2013 academic year, 24 residents were in training. All residents completed the program and went into private practice except one graduate who accepted a fellowship position in Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama.  The GAFP Resident of the Year was awarded to Dr. Helma Prinssen.  We currently have 136 graduates in practice.  Approximately 63 percent are practicing in Georgia.

The program continues to staff its family medicine service (FMS) at Emory University Hospital Midtown, which is the sponsoring hospital for the Emory Family Medicine Residency Program. This is an excellent teaching service with the full academic training and clinical services support of Emory Healthcare.

The Program’s outpatient practice is located in Dunwoody and continues to grow annually. The clinic is working toward PCMH level III certification and plans to achieve this by next fall by incorporating state-of-the-art teaching resources for residents, students, and faculty.  Physicians see patients with laptop computers, using a fully integrated wireless EMR.  The clinic has implemented e-prescribing, a depart process and meaningful use and is fully electronic.  The outpatient EMR freely communicates with all outpatient and inpatient clinical care throughout the Emory system.

We anticipate future expansion of our Dunwoody site as we strive to provide care for a larger portion of our local population.  We plan to achieve PCMH level III status by the fall of next year. Our practice has begun offering case management, care coordination and reporting of quality indicators for chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity in our practice.

We plan to open an Urgent Care Center on site, offering expanded hours to include weekends and evenings.  We continue to dedicate faculty resources to teaching medical students and plan on becoming more involved with the FMIG at Emory. We have recently hired two new faculty members and are recruiting others so that we may continue to provide excellent teaching for our residents and medical students.