Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you for your interest in the J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program at Emory University. Each year, we receive more than 5,000 applications for a limited number of resident openings. We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) only. We do not accept applications that are mailed or faxed to our office. The application deadline for the 2018 Match is December 1, 2017. Please see below for frequently asked questions about our application process.
We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) only. We do not accept applications that are mailed or faxed to our office. The application deadline for the 2018 Match is December 1, 2017. 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.
Interested applicants should submit the following documents via ERAS for our selection committee to review:
- Personal Statement
- Current Photo
- Medical School Transcript
- Three letters of recommendation, including a Department of Medicine Chair's letter or equivalent
- Dean's letter
- USMLE Step 1 Score Report
- USMLE Step 2 Score Report
- For international medical graduates, please include an ECFMG certificate, if available.
- Medical school graduation date within five years of application date
- USMLE Step 1 scores must be submitted with your application
- A passing USMLE Step 2 CK and CS score must be posted in ERAS prior to the NRMP rank list submission deadline
- Due to the highly competitive nature of the applications we receive, we require that all USMLE steps are passed on the first attempt.
- For our international medical graduates:
- Our program sponsors both H1-B and J-1 visas
- Recent US clinical experience is strongly recommended; this does not include observerships or research
- Applicants may apply if ECFMG certification is pending, but must be fully ECFMG certified prior to the NRMP rank list submission deadline
For additional information, including our program's applicant statistics, please visit FREIDA Online, the AMA Residency & Fellowship database.
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.
Stipends for the 2016-2017 academic year are as follows:
- PGY-1: $55,458
- PGY-2: $58,418
- PGY-3: $60,270