Welcome to the J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program Website
The Emory University School of Medicine is ranked among the nation's finest institutions for patient care, education, and biomedical research. Our training program supports traditional Categorical and Primary Care tracks (3 years), an ABIM Research Pathway (2 years), a combined Medicine/Psychiatry track (5 years) and a Preliminary track (1 year). Our residents work clinically and train collaboratively with exceptional Emory University School of Medicine teaching faculty during all of their clinical rotations.
All internal medicine residents rotate among five participating hospitals during the course of their residency. They experience the intensity of tertiary/quaternary patient careat Emory University Hospital, the diversity and complexities of providing patient care in our inner-city Grady Memorial Hospital, work among veterans at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, learn to practice within a university/community hospital environment at Emory University Hospital Midtown and develop the multidisciplinary skills necessary to provide care for geriatric patients at the Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital.
Over the course of three years our residents participate in a broad-based educational curriculum that emphasizes achieving complete competence in general internal medicine as well as allows for balanced experiences in all the internal medicine subspecialties. We utilize an integrated educational program that includes core didactics delivered at each of our hospitals with a group of strategically placed layered programs that reinforce the achievement of the key clinical skills in internal medicine. In addition, we provide high level training curricula that focus on leadership, teaching, communication, evidence based medicine, procedural competence, performance improvement and transitions of care.
We attract intellectually talented residents that have a defined interest in learning how to practice comprehensive, evidence based, patient centered care. We feel strongly that after completing their clinical experiences among our hospitals and successfully navigating the educational curriculum, our graduating residents are among the best clinically trained internal medicine residents in the country. Additionally, all of our residents have ample opportunity to tailor their residency experience to develop the necessary additional skills to competitively enter careers in academic general medicine, hospital medicine or pursue advanced training in subspecialty medicine fellowships.
We invite you to further explore our residency program website in its entirety and genuinely wish you success as you prepare to enter your career in internal medicine. If you have any additional questions about our training program, please feel free to contact us.
Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine