July 23, 2020

Emory Physician Assistant Program and the Atlanta VA Medical Center

Tara McNulty

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Veterans Administration Primary Care Residency

The Emory Physician Assistant Program and the Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC) have collaborated to create the Primary Care Residency Program. Begun in 2012 with a $10.7M Innovations Grant, this training program includes 12 months of didactic and clinical educational experiences focusing on Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) concepts of:

  • Patient engagement in care
  • Clinical leadership
  • Systems-based practice
  • Chronic disease management
  • Practice process improvement
  • Timely transitions of care between primary and specialty care
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