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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

In addition, our program (like that of many preventive medicine residencies) will only accept residents who have already completed a PGY1 clinical year that complies with ACGME standards for preventive medicine. 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 11 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. USMLE Step 3 results or scores from all attempts (passage of all is required);
  7. Certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (if applicable);
  8. 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.

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

Items 1-5 (above) should be mailed from the applicant to the address below AND, whenever possible, e-mailed as attachments directly to the Residency Program Coordinator, Brittany Summerlin, MPH at

Emory Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Wesley Woods Health Center

1841 Clifton Rd NE

Suite 508

Atlanta, GA 30329


Items 6-7 (above) should be mailed directly from the institution(s) and individuals providing letters to the above address OR scanned and e-mailed directly to Brittany Summerlin, MPH at

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


Decisions and Offers: February/March 2016

Rotation Beginning: July 2016


Application Consideration for 2016 Deadline: 12/1/2016

Interviews: December 2016/January 2017

Decisions and Offers: February/March 2017

Rotation Beginning: July 1, 2017

The preferred method of receiving applications is electronically via direct submission of scanned pdf files to the Program Coordinator at

Those who cannot submit an electronic application, may mail the application to:

Emory Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Welsey Woods Health Center

1841 Clifton Rd NE

Suite 508

Atlanta, Ga 30329

Generally, applications are accepted year round for consideration. 


Eligible applicants are considered for selection based upon academic credentials, ability, overall preparedness, communication skills, aptitude, personal qualities and experience in and commitment to preventive medicine. Usually, residents are interviewed in October with start dates ranging from January of the same academic year through July of the following academic year. The size and flexibility of the program allow for the accommodation of varied start dates depending on the needs of the resident.

Resident Appointment

The selection of residents is the responsibility of the Resident Advisory Committee (RAC), which has the opportunity to review applicant materials, rate residents against the published selection standards and agree as a group on those residents to be selected. Residents are accepted upon contingency of employment, which will suffice in meeting the ACGME core and preventive medicine competencies. The department of Family and Preventive Medicine does not provide a stipend for the residents, however, the program does work with residents and the sites of their choosing to provide the full resident stipend and customary health and dental benefits to each resident.

Program Expectations

In addition to maintaining standards of professionalism, work ethic and patient care, residents are expected to be present at and involved in the educational didactic sessions held twice per month. All residents are also invited to attend annual training held by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on leadership and occupational medicine. Reimbursement for the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) annual meeting is available and residents are encouraged to submit abstracts for posters or presentations.