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Application Information

The Preventive Medicine Residency program follows the established guidelines set forth by Emory University School of Medicine and the Office of Graduate Medical Education concerning resident eligibility and selection.

All appointments of residents to the Preventive Medicine Residency Staff of the Emory University School of Medicine must either:

  1. Hold an MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school within the United States or Canada and they must be graduates of schools approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the America Osteopathic Association (AOA), or

  2. Graduates of medical schools outside of the United States or Canada must have received a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or have a full, active and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction, or

  3. Graduates of medical school outside of the United States who have completed the Fifth Pathway Program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school, or

  4. International medical graduates who are non-US citizens with an ECFMG sponsored J-1 visa


To be eligible for appointment at the PM-1 level, residents must have successfully completed at least 12 months of clinical education in a residency program accredited by the ACGME, RCPSC, or the CFPC. Resident experience must include at least 10 months of direct patient care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Non-eligible applicants will not be considered for selection in the Emory Preventive Medicine Residency Program.

Application Materials

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

  1. Universal application with attached photo;
  2. Personal statement;
  3. Curriculum vitae, including a valid e-mail address;
  4. Certificate attesting successful completion of an internship or residency in a clinical specialty OR a letter from the program director or institutional official documenting at least 10 months of direct clinical care (in both inpatient and outpatient settings);
  5. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Global Resident Competency Rating Form—must be submitted directly from program director under which clinical training was completed;    
  6. Official USMLE Step 3 results from all attempts (passage of all is required);
  7. Certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (if applicable);
  8. Official transcripts from undergraduate, medical school, and graduate school (if applicable);
  9. Dean's letter;
  10. Copy of medical school diploma;
  11. Proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of eligibility to work in the country; 
  12. Three letters of recommendation, one of which MUST be from the most recent residency program director;
  13. Applicants will submit an application to Rollins School of Public Health only after receiving direction from the Program Director.

Note: Applicants will submit an application to Rollins School of Public Health only after receiving direction from the Program Director.

All items can be emailed directly to the Residency Program Coordinator, Brittany Summerlin, MPH, CHES at but items 6, 7 and 8 must be on file in official form directly from the originating institution to the residency program before any offers can be made. Unofficial copies can be sent over to "complete" an application until the official forms have arrived. 

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:


Application Consideration for 2017 Deadline: 11/15/2016

Interviews: November and December 2016

Decisions and Offers: January 2017

Rotation Beginning: July 1, 2017


Application Consideration for 2018 Deadline: 11/15/2017

Interviews: November and December 2017

Decisions and Offers: January 2018

Rotation Beginning: July 1, 2018