**All residency positions for July 2010 have been filled**
Thank you for your interest in Emory University's J Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program. We do not have any unfilled positions for 2009-2010. Please review the information about our program and FAQs for applying for July 2010 residency positions. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 50 three-year positions (Categorical and Primary Care), 3 Research Pathway positions, 2 Internal Medicine/Psychiatry positions and approximately 30 one-year positions (Preliminary and Transitional). The Preliminary one-year positions are primarily reserved for applicants matching in Emory's Radiation Oncology, Neurology or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency programs. The Transitional one-year positions are primarily reserved for applicants who are matching for advanced training in Emory residencies such as (but not limited too) Anesthesiology, Radiology, Neurology Ophthalmology and Dermatology.
We no longer offer Med/Peds or Med/Nuc Med programs.
We do not offer externships or observerships. If you are currently in medical school and are interested in a Visiting Student Elective, please visit http://med.emory.edu/admissions/howtoapplyvisitingmedstudents.cfm.
Frequently Asked Questions
PLEASE NOTE: We ONLY accept applications through ERAS (http://www.aamc.org/audienceeras.htm). Please do not send paper applications or additional paper documents.
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
The application deadline for US medical school graduates is December 15, 2009 and the deadline for international medical school graduates is November 1, 2009. All application materials must be submitted by January 1, 2010. 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
Preliminary Track: 1113140P0
Transitional Program: 1113999P0
We no longer offer Med/Peds or Med/Nuc Med programs.
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.
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.
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. 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, 2010.
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, 2010.
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.
Who do the letters of recommendation need to be from?
At least one letter must be from a Department of Medicine faculty member.
When do you hold interviews?
We hold interviews in November, December and January on an invitation only basis.
Do you sponsor visas? If so, what kind?
Yes, Emory University currently sponsors J-1 and H-1 visas.
Do you require US clinical experience?
We do not require US clinical experience but it is strongly recommended.
Do you offer observerships/externships?
No, we do not offer observerships or externships.
Does observership experience count as US clinical experience?
Yes, observership experience does count as US clinical experience.
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://cancer.emory.edu/index.cfm?pageid=11 (for Heme/Onc).
Is your program accredited?
Our Internal Medicine and Transitional programs are ACGME accredited. The combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry program is a non-accredited program.
What is the percentage of IMG's in your program?
Approximately 11% of residents in our internal medicine program are international medical graduates.
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.
Additional resources 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.emory.edu/central/international.html