Residents receive free medical and optional dental and / or vision insurance. In addition, residents may open a flexible spending account and choose Emory's 401k program.  A copy of the Housestaff Manual, which provides details regarding additional benefits and leave, may be viewed at the Graduate Medical Education section

The department also provides residents in good standing a $2200 stipend allotted over four years of training to be used towards educational materials, such as textbooks, conference expenses, or board review guides or courses. Each resident receives $500 for conducting the required research project during residency.


Residents have three weeks of vacation per academic year. During the Christmas / New Year holiday, "block scheduling" allows all residents additional time with family and friends during one of these two periods. 

Work Hours

Work hours are compliant with the ACGME guidelines regarding the maximum of 80 hours per week averaged over four weeks. Most rotations average 65-70 hours per week. The program uses the web-based New Innovations software for electronic reporting.

Fringe Benefits: 23%

Housestaff Stipends for 2018 - 2019

$57,952 PGY1 (annual)

$61,317 PGY2 (annual)

$63,318 PGY3 (annual)

$65,811 PGY4 (annual)

Factors that Set Us Apart

Simulated Training

New residents receive program-specific hands-on training starting their first week. Simulated training is performed in a safe, low-stress environment in the School of Medicine's Emory Center for Experiential Learning (ExCEL), where residents gain critical skills and receive feedback to facilitate learning.

Centering Pregnancy

First-year residents participate in the CenteringPregnancy program at Grady. CenteringPregnancy is an evidence-based model for group prenatal care. Through this unique model of care, women are empowered to choose health-promoting behaviors. Health outcomes for pregnancies – specifically, increased birth weight and gestational age of mothers that deliver preterm – are improved, and the satisfaction expressed by both the women and their providers support the effectiveness of this model for the delivery of care.

Global Health Rotation

The Global Health Residency Scholars Program is a four-week rotation, international elective for senior residents in Ethiopia, or other developing country depending on availability. During a four-week clinical rotation, the resident will compare and contrast obstetrical and gynecological disease issues in a large urban Ethiopian public hospital with those in the resident’s home community, explore personal and professional interests in international health, participate in routine clinical activities, and gain exposure to infectious diseases and advanced disease states, both gynecological and obstetrical, that are rare in the United States. The resident will have an active role in the educational activities and will prepare didactic sessions appropriate for medical students and residents.