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Family Medicine Residency Program  

Application Requirements/Selection Process

Applications to the Emory Family Practice Residency Program for 2013-2014 will be accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  This service is available to all US medical/osteopathic graduates through medical school dean’s office.  Canadian medical school graduates should contact the Canadian Resident Matching Service for ERAS.  International medical graduates may access ERAS through the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

A completed ERAS application must include a USMLE or COMLEX transcript.  International medical graduates must also ensure that their ERAS application includes an ECFMG certificate (including a current TOEFL) and a copy of a translated medical school diploma.  All candidates should have taken USMLE Part I and are strongly encouraged to take Part II and forward their scores to the Emory Family Medicine Residency Program prior to February, when our ranking list is finalized and submitted to the NRMP.

First-year positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program, and recruiting is in compliance with the NRMP guidelines.

Second-year applicants or applicants with a minimum of 10 months of transferable advanced placement credit (per ABFP guidelines and application) will be considered if openings occur in this level.  These PGY –2 applicants will be interviewed and considered outside the NRMP.

Selection Policy

Academic records, letters of recommendations (at least one of which must come from a family physician), USMLE (or FLEX, NBME, COMLEX) scores, honors and applicants personal statement and future plans are considered in choosing to interview an applicant.  The interview, compatibility of the applicant with program philosophy and goals, academic record, letters of recommendation, and evidence of involvement in and commitment to family practice weigh in the acceptance and ranking of applicants.

International Medical Graduates (IMG) Policies 

All IMG candidates must have documented clinical experience in the US or Canada, and the majority of recommendations must come from physicians that can attest to this clinical experience per Emory’s Graduate Medical Education guidelines. Only those IMG’s with an H-1 or J-1 visa or permanent resident status may be enrolled in post-graduate medical training.  Emory will sponsor the H-1 and J-1 visas providing the IMG have documented evidence of successful completion of all necessary components by December 31, 2011.  This includes passing scores for USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3.  Application will be withdrawn from consideration if this requirement is not met. 

Emory School of Medicine and Department of Family and Preventive Medicine does not discriminate in recruiting on the basis of race, national origin, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran’s status, or disability.  We value diversity and individuality in our candidates.

Deadlines for Application

All candidates must submit applications through the ERAS.  Applications are reviewed periodically, and candidates are notified when we have sufficient information to grant an interview.  Interview dates are granted on a rolling basis to qualified candidates.  The application deadline is November 30, 2012.  Interviews will be scheduled on selected Mondays and Fridays from October 1 through January 31, 2013.  The interviews last the entire day.  With enough advanced notice we may be able to arrange overnight lodging and dinner with one or more of our residents.  Spouses and significant others are invited to visit with us as well.

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