Thank you for your interest in pursuing a residency at Emory University’s J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program. Emory’s residency programs are rigorous and highly competitive. In fact, each year we receive over 4,000 applications for a limited number of resident openings.
NOTE: We ONLY accept applications through ERAS. Please do not send paper applications or additional paper documents to us via mail or email. We do not review mail or email applications.
Frequently Asked Questions
Applications are only accepted via the ERAS system*. Requirements/criteria are as follows:
- USMLE Transcript Step 1 and/or COMLEX Transcript for DO students
- Minimum scores = PASSING (We do not have any particular USMLE score cutoff)
- Two letters of recommendation minimum (one must be from a faculty member from your Department of Medicine)
- Dean's letter or Dean equivalent letter
*Please do not send paper applications or additional paper documents to us via mail or email. We do not review mail or email applications.
The Emory University Department of Medicine offers residency programs in Internal Medicine, Transitional and combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry. The Internal Medicine Program has tracks in Primary Care, Clinician Scientist-Research and Preliminary.
- Categorical Program: 1113140C0
- Primary Care Track: 1113140M0
- Clinician Scientist-Research Track: 1113140C1
- Medicine/Psychiatry Program: 1113715C0
Can I apply if my Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification is still pending?
The Emory University Department of Medicine requires two letters of recommendation. The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) allows you to submit up to four. We do not require a letter from the Chair, but you are welcome to add one if you think the recommendation will help you in the selection process.
Yes, fellowships are available at Emory in the specialties of Cardiology, Digestive Diseases, Endocrinology, Geriatric Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Rheumatology and Hematology & Medical Oncology.
More information is available online for fellowships in Medicine.
Please review the application requirements to determine your eligibility. Please note, we cannot predict your chance of obtaining an interview as we receive more than 5,000 applications each year and strive to choose the top applicants for in-person interviews. We interview only approximately 10 percent of the applicants.
We encourage you to apply early! Because of the rolling nature of the application process, the earlier you apply the more likely you are to be invited to interview.
Stipends for the 2016-2017 academic year are as follows:
- PGY-1: $55,458
- PGY-2: $58,418
- PGY-3: $60,270