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Emory participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMs), and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Applications are accepted by electronic filing only. The ERAS website provides detailed information on how to submit your application.

On average, we receive 725 applications for nine categorical positions. In the past five years, 42% of our graduates accepted fellowships, 42% entered academic medicine, and 16% joined private practices.

The Admissions Committee selects candidates to invite for interviews based on complete applications.

Before completing an application to Emory’s Gynecology and Obstetrics Residency Program, please review our application requirements and FAQs. Applicants may also want to refer to the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics—Evaluating the Programs as a resource for considerations to keep in mind when appraising our program.

Requirements for application are as follows:

  1. All application materials must be submitted by the annual deadline of October 15.
  2. USMLE Step 1 results. We require a passing score upon the first attempt.
  3. USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge results will be required for ranking. There is no minimum score; however, a higher score is more competitive. (International Medical Graduates will require Steps 1, 2 and 3 for H1-B1 Visa sponsorship.)
  4. Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a member of your medical school's obstetrics and gynecology department.
  5. Personal Statement
  6. Medical School Transcript
  7. Dean's Letter
Resident Applicant Interview Dates for 2015 are: October 25, November 1, November 15, and December 6.

During the day, faculty and residents on the selection committee will interview you. You will be given ample opportunity to ask questions and you will tour two of our major teaching sites. We see the interview process as an opportunity for applicants to learn about the program, as much as for the selection committee to learn more about the applicant. Our goal is to attain the right “fit” both for you and for our program.

We invite all applicants to attend a Friday evening social with our current residents.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  1. What is your application deadline?
  2. How do I apply to your residency program?
  3. Does the department use the National Residency Matching Program?
  4. Do you have minimum USMLE score requirements?
  5. Does your program consider Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine applicants?
  6. Does your program consider International Medical Graduates?
  7. Do IMGs need special certification?
  8. What type of visas do you sponsor?
  9. Do I have to take USMLE Step 2 before my interview?
  10. Do you offer pre-match positions?
  11. What salary and benefits does the program provide?
  12. Is U.S. clinical experience required to apply for residency?
  13. Is there a requirement for a minimum time since medical school graduation before entering residency?
  14. Does medical student participation in an elective guarantee an interview for a residency position in our department?
  15. How many residents are in your program?
  16. How does the selection committee determine which applicants may receive interviews?
  17. What criteria are evaluated in the scoring system for granting interviews?
  18. What parts comprise the interview process?
Answers to FAQs
  1. What is your application deadline?
    Our application deadline is October 15.

  2. How do I apply to your residency program?
    We process all applications via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Only applications received through ERAS will be reviewed for a possible interview.
  3. Does the department use the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)?
    Yes. The Department participates in the NRMP. Applicants are required to be registered with both the NRMP and ERAS in order to participate in the Match. Please be sure to indicate on your ERAS application that you are registered with NRMP.
  4. Do you have minimum USMLE score requirements?
    A minimum USMLE score of 220 is preferred. Applicants much achieve a passing score on first testing.
  5. Does your program consider Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine applicants?
    We assess each individual based on his/her own merits with no policy excluding DO applicants. As well, we accept COMLEX scores.
  6. Does your program consider International Medical Graduates?
    We assess each individual based on his/her own merits with no policy excluding IMGs.
  7. Do IMGs need special certification?
    ECFMG certification is required for all International Medical Graduates.
  8. What type of visas do you sponsor?
    We sponsor J-1 and H1-B1 visas.
  9. Do I have to take USMLE Step 2 before my interview?
    Step 1 scores are required prior to invitation for an interview. Although we do not require a Step 2 score for an interview, we require a Step 2 score prior to the rank list deadline.
  10. Do you offer pre-match positions?
    No, we do not offer any pre-match positions.
  11. What salary and benefits does the program provide?
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  12. Is U.S. clinical experience required to apply for residency?
    No.
  13. Is there a requirement for a minimum time since medical school graduation before entering residency?
    Five years.
  14. Does medical student participation in an elective guarantee an interview for a residency position in our department?
    No.
  15. How many residents are in your program?
    We have 36 residents in our training program (9 PGY1 residents, 9 PGY2 residents, 9 PGY3 residents, 9 PGY4 residents).
  16. How does the selection committee determine which applicants may receive interviews?
    The committee uses an objective scoring system based on set criteria for granting interviews to the highest scoring applicants.
  17. What criteria are evaluated in the scoring system for granting interviews?
    All applications received through ERAS will be reviewed. The decision to invite an applicant for a required interview will be based on a review of the following combination of factors:
   17.  What parts comprise the interview process?
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