The Department of Family Medicine, the oldest residency program at Morehouse School of Medicine was established in July 1979. It has been an integral part of the development of the school and is a critical link in its educational program as the first postgraduate clinical training program.
Our program goals are to develop superb family physicians for minority and underserved communities and to be the best family medicine residency program in the southeast. We offer state of the art training in all aspects of family medicine including office procedures, community outreach, preventive medicine, women's health care and acupuncture. In our 28 year history we have successfully recruited well-qualified graduates of accredited medical schools. Many graduates from our program have received recognition at the state and national level for outstanding contributions. A full complement of the brightest, most competent and compassionate students from around the nation and abroad join our residency-training program.
The Mission of the Morehouse School of Medicine's Family Medicine Residency is to:
- Train residents to become excellent family physicians to serve underserved populations.
- Provide training in behavioral medicine and family dynamics to foster the physician's awareness of the importance of the family unit in treating the patient.
- Provide physician-training experiences in both inpatient and outpatient care.
- Provide residents with basic skills necessary to implement preventive care and consistently educate patients about health care and wellness issues.
Goals & Objectives:
- Train Family Physicians to provide comprehensive continuing care to all of their patients.
- Stimulate an analytical attitude toward the most efficient and effective use of the physicians' time, personnel, and facilities in order to provide maximum care to patients.
- Implement preventive services and consistently educate patients about health care.
- Train Family Medicine residents in the six core competencies of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.