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2013-2014 Recruitment Booklet

Thank you for your interest in Emory University's J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program.  We do not have any unfilled positions for 2014-2015.  Please review the information about our program and FAQs for applying for July 2015 residency positions. 

About our program

Emory's program is both rigorous and competitive.  Each year we receive more than 4000 applications and interview approximately 10% of candidates. We offer approximately:

Frequently Asked Questions 



PLEASE NOTE: We ONLY accept applications through ERAS (https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/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.

What are your application requirements/criteria?
Applications are to be submitted via ERAS only.  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) ERAS allows you to submit up to four. We do not require a letter from the Chair, but you are welcome to add one.
  • Dean's letter or Dean equivalent letter

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What programs and tracks do you have?
We have 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

We no longer offer Med/Peds or Med/Nuc Med programs.

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What are the required minimum USMLE scores?
We do not have a minimum score requirement, however, a higher score will increase the likelihood of being invited for an interview.

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What is the maximum number of attempts accepted for the USMLE examinations?
We do not have a requirement for the maximum number of attempts; however, multiple attempts for USMLE Step 1, 2 or 3 will decrease the likelihood of being invited for an interview.

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Can I apply if my Step 2 score is not yet available?
Yes, you can apply if your Step 2 score is still pending, however, please submit it as soon as it is available.  

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Do you have a medical school graduation date requirement?
We do not have a requirement for medical school graduation, however, a graduation date within the past five years will increase the likelihood of being invited for an interview.

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Can I apply if my ECFMG certification is still pending?
Yes, you can apply even if your ECFMG certification is still pending, however, you must be fully ECFMG certified by February 15, 2015.

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How many letters of recommendation do I need?
We require two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a Department of Medicine faculty member.  ERAS allows you to submit up to four.  We do not require a letter from the Chair but you are welcome to add one.

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Who do the letters of recommendation need to be from?
At least one letter must be from a Department of Medicine faculty member.

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When do you hold interviews?
We hold interviews in November, December and January on an invitation only basis.

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Do you sponsor visas?  If so, what kind?
Yes, Emory University currently sponsors J-1 and H-1 visas.

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Do you require US clinical experience?
We do not require US clinical experience but it is strongly recommended.

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Do you offer observerships/externships?
No, we do not offer observerships or externships.  If you are currently in medical school and are interested in a Visiting Student Elective, please visit http://med.emory.edu/admissions/howtoapplyvisitingmedstudents.cfm.

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Does observership experience count as US clinical experience?
Yes, observership experience does count as US clinical experience.

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Are fellowships available at Emory?
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 and Medical Oncology.  For more information please visit http://www.medicine.emory.edu/education/fellowships/index.cfm or http://www.med.emory.edu/hemonc/education/fellowship/index.html (for Heme/Onc).

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Is your program accredited?
Our Internal Medicine and Transitional programs are ACGME accredited.  The combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry program is a non-accredited program.

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Do I qualify for your program?
Please review the application requirements to determine your eligibility.  Please note, we cannot predict your chance of obtaining an interview as we receive over 4000 applications each year and strive to choose the top applicants for interviews.  We interview only approximately 10% of the applicants.  Because of the rolling nature of the application process, the earlier you apply the more likely you are to be invited to interview.

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Additional information for IMG's:
International Medical Graduates (IMGs) should visit ECFMG at http://www.ecfmg.org/eras/index.html.
International Resources at Emory University http://www.international.emory.edu/
International graduates-if you intend to apply for an H-1 visa, you will need to have passed USMLE Steps 1, 2 & 3 by February 15, 2015.


What is the current annual stipend? 
Stipends for the 2014-2015 academic year are as follows:
PGY-1:  $52,076     PGY-2:  $55,111     PGY-3:  $57,296
Stipends for 2015-2016 will not be available until May 2015.

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What benefits do you offer?
To view the housestaff benefits package click here.

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