Residency Application FAQs

When is the application due date?

Applications must be received by October 15th.

How many positions will be available for the start date of July 1, 2020?

We will be filing 7 dermatology PGY-2 positions for July 1, 2020.  Transitional Year programs begin July 1, 2019.

Will you have any PGY-2 positions available for July 1, 2019?


Does Emory have preliminary medicine or transitional year positions and is a separate application required?

Applicants to Emory Dermatology are also eligible to apply to the transitional year program.  Applicants must apply separately to the transitional year program through ERAS.  A separate interview is NOT required.  If you are selected to interview with the Department of Dermatology, this will be considered your interview for the transitional year.  The Emory preliminary medicine positions are reserved for other specialties.   Applicants to dermatology wishing to do their intern year at Emory should consider the Transitional Year program instead.

Is there a USMLE score cut-off?

USMLE scores are considered as part of the application but all applications will be reviewed.

What visas do you accept?

We accept J-1 and H-1B visas.

Do you accept foreign medical graduates?

We will consider foreign medical graduates, both those who have had clinical experience in the US and those who have not. Each application will be considered on a case by case basis. Foreign medical graduates must be ECFMG certified to be considered.


Do you restrict applicants that have already completed a residency?

No. We will consider all applications. 

How many letters of recommendation are required?

Our program requires that you have a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation in addition to the dean’s letter.

What format for letters of recommendation are accepted/preferred?

We will accept both standardized and narrative-style letters.

Who should I get letters of recommendation from?

All letters of recommendation are reviewed.  Letters from academic dermatologists or research mentors are preferred.

How much research experience is required to apply?

We do not require any research experience.  Research experience is considered as part of the overall application.

Are USMLE Step 2 CK and/or CS required prior to an invitation to interview or prior to the match list submission date?

USMLE Step 1 is required upon application. USMLE Step 2 CK and or CS scores are not required to interview.