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Increasing Resident Complement of Existing Graduate Medical Education Programs


The Emory University School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) must approve the increase in number of residents (permanent or temporary) of all Emory graduate medical education residency programs. It is the policy of the GMEC that all proposals for complement increases of graduate medical education residency programs, ACGME-accredited or not, receive committee approval prior to the application to the ACGME.


1. The Program Director or designee must present to the GMEC the rationale for the proposed program increase, and how the increase will ensure not to detract from the core program or adversely affect other Emory learners. 

2. The presentation must include the following: a) letters from the program directors most likely to be impacted by the program (e.g.: the core program) if relevant, b) proposed block schedule with clinical sites.

3. The presentation must include a description of the funding for residents, program faculty support and program administrative support.  Note: GMEC’s approval does not imply financial commitment to the program.

4. Following GMEC approval, the program director must submit the complement increase application to the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education to obtain approval prior to submitting to the ACGME.   The program director must also submit to the Dean a signed letter of support for the program from the Department Chair or Division Chief and letter(s) guaranteeing the financial support from each responsible organization/institution.