Application Information

To apply for the Transitional Year Program at Emory University Department of Medicine, you must meet the application requirements outlined below.
The Emory University Department of Medicine ONLY accepts applications and documents via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Each year, we receive more than 300 applications for only 9 positions (in addition to the remaining 15 positions which are linked to advanced programs).
The application deadline for the Emory University Department of Medicine Transitional Year program for 2018 is December 31, 2017.

To process your application, we require:

Application Requirements

  • 2017 application deadline: December 31, 2016
  • Total number of residents in the program: 24
  • There are approximately 2 Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) in the program.
  • The Emory University Department of Medicine requires US clinical experience.
  • Applicant must have graduated medical school within the last three years.
  • USMLE Step 1 minimum score: 230
  • The USMLE Step 1 attempt limit is one.
  • USMLE Step 2CK minimum score: 230
  • The USMLE Step 2CK attempts limit is one.
  • An ECFMG certificate is required for an interview.

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)

There are two ways in which you can match into the Transitional Year Program:

  1. Match in an Emory advanced program that has positions automatically linked to our Transitional Year Program. There are three programs that have NRMP numbers that directly link the Transitional Year Program to an advanced program:
    • Transitional/Anesthesiology: 1113999P1*
    • Transitional/Neurology: 1113999P2*
    • Transitional/Radiology: 1113999P3*
  2. Match directly into the Transitional Year Program. In this case, the general TYP NRMP number is 1113999P0.

* If you are applying to one of these advanced programs, be sure to use the specific NRMP number above, as well as including the general TYP NRMP number (1113999P0) on your secondary rank list. For these programs, a separate interview with the Transitional Year Program is not necessary; the interview scores obtained during your interview with the advanced program will be communicated with the TYP Director prior to rank link submission.

Please note: Registering with ERAS does not register applicants with the NRMP nor does registering with the NRMP register applicants for ERAS.NRMP - Match Schedule


If you are scheduled to interview with one of the Emory University Department of Medicine advanced programs (Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Neurology, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Ophthalmology, or PM&R), you will NOT need a separate interview with our program.

We work closely with the advanced programs regarding every applicant and will rank you after their interviews have ended.

NOTE: If you were NOT offered an interview at an advanced program at Emory, due to the small number of positions available, we do not interview additional applicants. If you are interested in our program, please apply online via ERAS and email our coordinator, Kymberly McMillan, expressing your interest in our program. All emails will be kept on file to ensure your application/interest is considered appropriately. A formal interview will not be offered and is not required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept IMGs?

Yes, all international medical graduates must have a valid ECFMG certificate before they will be considered for an interview.

Do you sponsor any visas?

Yes, Emory University currently sponsors J-1 and H-1 visas.

When is your application deadline?

All applications must be received before December 31, 2016 to be considered.

What is the start date for your program?

Our start date is July 1 of each year.

Do you accept applications outside of the match?

No, we only accept applications through ERAS.

Do you require US clinical experience?


How many interviews do you grant?


When do you start reviewing applications?

We start reviewing applications when ERAS opens.

Do you accept applications from DOs?


Do DOs have to take the USMLEs?


If I match as a Transitional Year Resident at Emory University, when does orientation start?

Orientation generally starts the end of June and is mandatory for all interns.

What benefits do you offer?

Learn more about the Emory University Medical House Staff benefits package online through Human Resources.

Contact Us

For more information on the Transitional Year Residency Program, including Transitional Residency Verification at Emory University, please contact:

Kimberly Manning, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Emory University, School of Medicine
49 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE, Room 751
Atlanta, GA 30303
Fax: 404-778-1602