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GME Tracks

The Emory University School of Medicine (EUSOM) and Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office recognizes that some residents have the desire to gain knowledge and skills in a specific focus area that is related to healthcare but outside the normal residency program curriculum. To this end, the GME Office has/will develop residency tracks; these experiences will complement and not replace any aspect of residency training.

These unique pathways will offer improvement in resident training outside the standard training program and will also benefit EUSOM and participating training sites by providing resident input in critical focus areas. Upon completion of a track, residents will be awarded a Certificate of Distinction from Emory University School of Medicine.

For more information on each residency track, please click the relevant heading below. Click here for FAQs on the residency tracks. 

Ethics

This 18-month track will provide residents and fellows with foundational knowledge and skills to (a) prepare for in-depth contributions to healthcare system ethics committees and ethics consultation services and (b) utilize ethical thinking in clinical care, teaching and scholarship.

Global Health

This 12-month track aims to provide the Emory resident or fellow with learning opportunities and a one month clinical rotation in Ethiopia; as well as opportunities to "give back" and provide education and teaching to residents, medical students and other trainees.

Health Equity, Advocacy, & Policy (HEAP)

This 24-month track will support residents & fellows to gain the knowledge, skills, and methods necessary to: (a) effectively address the social determinants of health and (b) advocate for health policies that address them systemically to further health equity.

Healthcare Management

This 24-month track will support residents & fellows to gain the knowledge, skills, and methods necessary to: (a) become leaders in healthcare administration; and (b) prepare them for careers that incorporate leadership and administrative responsibilities.

Medical Education

This 18-month track will support residents to gain the knowledge, skills, and methods necessary to: (a) become scholarly teachers and (b) prepare them for careers as medical education scholars.

Medical Innovation

This 24-month track will support Emory residents to gain knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to: (a) recognize and address problems in healthcare which are amenable to engineering, technology, and entrepreneurial approaches and (b) prepare them for careers using innovation to improve the delivery of healthcare. This track is sponsored by Georgia CTSA’s Innovation Catalyst and will be open to participation to residents from all graduate clinical education programs within the Georgia CTSA.

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

This 24-month track will support residents to gain the knowledge, skills, and methods necessary to: (a) become leaders in healthcare system's quality and safety committees, initiatives, and activities and (b) prepare them for careers in this field.

Simulation Track

This 12-month track will support residents to gain the knowledge, skills, and methods necessary to: (a) participate in simulation-based medical education and research; and (b) launch a scholarly career trajectory toward leadership in simulation-based approaches that improve learning, quality of care, patient safety, and clinical outcomes.