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Important Update

The Emory Preventive Medicine Residency Program has joined the American College of Preventive Medicine's Standardized Acceptance Process for Resident applications. Please view this document to understand the timeline that we - and the majority of Preventive Medicine Residencies - will be following for this year. 


Are You Eligible for a Preventive Medicine Residency? Please read before considering an application. 
The Preventive Medicine Residency Program follows the guidelines set forth by Emory University's School of Medicine (SOM), the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME)for residency eligibility. 

For the Preventive Medicine-1 Level, you must:

  1. Have successfully completed a clinical PGY 1/Intern year with an ACGME, RCPSC, or CFPC accredited residency program. There are no exceptions to this policy. 
  2. Have a proven interest in public health and/or preventive medicine. 
  3. Have not been dismissed from any residency program. Residencies that an applicant has left of their own accord are acceptable as long as the reason for departure can be provided and verified. 

For the Preventive Medicine-2 level, you must: 

  1. Have successfully completed an ACGME, RCPSC, or CFPC accredited residency program. There are no exceptions to this policy. 
  2. Have completed at least 50% of the degree requirements for an MPH degree. 

PLEASE NOTE: Completion of an MPH degree prior to application does not shorten your residency experience UNLESS you have also completed an accredited residency. 


If you are eligible based on the above requirements, please send ALL application documents to the Program Coordinator in one email. The only documents that can be accepted separately are the letters of recommendation and any official transcripts you request. Otherwise, your application is flagged as incomplete. 

Email complete applications only to: Residency Program Coordinator, Brittany Summerlin, MPH, CHES at 

1. Current CV which should, at the least, include the following information:

2. Personal statement that covers your interest in public health and preventive medicine (including relevant work or experiences), and your career plans or goals as a result of training received in the Emory Preventive Residency Program. Please limit your statement to a maximum of 2 pages; 

3. Certificate(s), letter(s), or verification form(s), attesting to your successful completion of an internship (or preliminary) year, and residency(cies) in a clinical specialty;

4. Official USMLE Step 3 results from all attempts (passage of all is required);

5. Certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (if applicable);

6. Official transcripts from undergraduate, medical, and other graduate schools (unofficial versions may be used as placeholders until the institution sends official copies. You may also forward/scan an official copy);

7. Three letters of recommendation, one of which MUST be from your most recent residency program director. We require residents to waive their rights to view the letters and we request that letters be sent directly from the writer to the Emory Preventive Medicine Program Coordinator (contact information below) from the writer's institutional email address (reference letters sent from personal emails will need to be forwarded from institution accounts before they can be accepted). The letters should, at a minimum, address the following:


Generally, applications are accepted year round, but are actively under review based on the following schedule:

This page was updated on September 30, 2016