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Application Information

The Preventive Medicine Residency Program follows the established guidelines set forth by Emory University School of Medicine (SOM), the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) concerning resident eligibility and selection.

All residents appointed to the Preventive Medicine Residency Program of the Emory University School of Medicine must meet the following qualifications to be eligible for a position in the graduate medical education program at Emory.

All prerequisite post-graduate clinical education required for initial entry or transfer into ACGME-accredited residency programs must be completed in ACGME-accredited residency programs, or in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency programs located in Canada. Residency programs must receive verification of each applicant’s level of competency in the required clinical field using ACGME or CanMEDS Milestones assessments from the prior training program.

To be eligible for appointment at the Preventive Medicine-1 level, applicants must have successfully completed at least 12 months of clinical education in a residency program accredited by ACGME, RCPSC, or CFPC.

    1. obtaining a comprehensive medical history;
    2. performing a comprehensive physical examination;
    3. assessing a patient’s medical conditions;
    4. making appropriate use of diagnostic studies and tests;
    5. integrating information to develop a differential diagnosis; and
    6. developing, implementing, and evaluating a treatment plan.

To be eligible for appointment at the Preventive Medicine-2 level, residents must have completed:


Application Materials

Residents wishing to apply to the Emory Preventive Medicine Program must provide the following:

1. Current Curriculum Vitae, including at least the following:

2. Personal statement including: the basis of your interest in public health and preventive medicine (including relevant work or experiences), and your career plans or goals for public health and preventive medicine 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;

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 (LORs 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:

Selected items (i.e., current c.v. and personal statement) can be e-mailed directly to the Residency Program Coordinator, Brittany Summerlin, MPH, CHES at Unofficial copies of selected documents (e.g. transcripts) can be sent digitally until such time the Preventive Medicine Residency Program Office requests official copies. 

Program Office Address:

Emory Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Wesley Woods Health Center

1841 Clifton Rd NE

Suite 508

Atlanta, GA 30329

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