Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Eligibility Information

The Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship Program follows the established guidelines set forth by Emory University School of Medicine; the Emory Graduate Medical Education (GME) office concerning resident/fellow eligibility and selection; and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Application Materials

If you are eligible based on our requirements, please submit ALL application documents through ERAS. If you have been advised to submit your application after our October 27, 2023 deadline, please submit ALL application materials to the Program Coordinator in one email. The only documents that can be accepted separately are the letters of recommendation (directly from the writer and from the writer’s institutional email address) and any official transcripts you request. Otherwise, your application is flagged as incomplete.

Frequently Asked Questions

At what PGY level will I enter the program?

That depends on your most recent experience. Some residents/fellows enter this program after completing another specialty residency and becoming board-certified in that specialty; some after partially completing another specialty residency; and some after completing a transitional year. Your PGY level upon acceptance to this program likely will depend on your highest successfully-completed level in your most recent program. 

I am interested in maintaining my clinical skills. How much time is spent in clinical settings?

Preventive Medicine Residents/Fellows are required to provide direct patient care a minimum of two months per year. Emory Preventive Medicine residents/fellows provide direct patient care for at least two months per year in a spectrum of predominantly ambulatory clinical care settings.  For residents/fellows who are appropriately qualified in particular clinical specialties, and who have interests in providing direct patient care in those domains, efforts are made to accommodate patient care rotations in relevant settings. 

If I already have an MPH, is there an abridged residency option?

Candidates who already have an MPH degree (or who have completed at least 50% of work toward the degree) from an accredited institution may be considered for the completion of the Preventive Medicine Residency/Fellowship in one year ONLY if they also already have completed an ACGME-accredited residency. 

What are Emory policies regarding duty hours, moonlighting, and other administrative considerations?

Residents and fellows are considered house medical staff and are subject to policies of Emory’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) office.