Around Campus: Training Medical Residents

Associate Professor of Neurology Jaffar Khan spoke to the Council in January about efforts in the School of Medicine to prepare for training medical residents in a new, rapidly changing healthcare practice environment. The combination of rising healthcare costs and the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have resulted in transformations already beginning to occur. “In the future landscape of healthcare, the practice of medicine is going to change dramatically as we go forward in the next five years,” Khan said. He outlined a strategic planning initiative coordinated by Emory’s Graduate Medical Education office to address issues associated with traning new physicians. Task forces are probing a broad range of topics, including assuring Emory’s compliance with training requirements and guidelines regulating residency education, healthcare safety, and physician practices based on quality.


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