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Starting in 2019, we will be offering 9 adult neurology residency positions (increased from 8). We will also be offering one PGY-2 position for 2019. This position is open due to the increase in resident complement; all applicants for the PGY-2 position must have completed an accredited internal medicine internship or preliminary year by June 30, 2019. All positions will be filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) using ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service. Registration forms for the NRMP can be obtained at

Our program is both an Advanced and a Categorical program. We are in the process of transitioning to a fully Categorical program; currently, we have 8 Advanced slots and 1 Categorical slot. Emory offers both internal medicine-preliminary year and transitional year programs for interested applicants; a separate interview for these internships is not necessary, but you must apply separately for these positions through ERAS.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Completed NRMP application
  • USMLE Step 1 score; step 2 CK/CS scores (if available)
  • 3 letters of recommendation, preferably from faculty who know you well
  • Personal statement
  • Personal interview


We encourage applicants to apply early. We begin reviewing applications in September; interviews occur on Fridays in November, December, and January. We encourage all invited applicants and their spouses/partners to attend a dinner at the homes of one of our residents, planned on the Thursday evening before the interview day. During the interview, applicants will attend Grand Rounds, meet with residents, interview with 4-5 faculty members, and tour our facilities, including the Brain Health Center, Emory University Hospital, and Grady Memorial Hospital.

International Medical Graduates:

IMG applicants are welcome to apply. We will work in cooperation with the GME office to make legal arrangements for an H-1 or J-1 visa if an IMG candidate is accepted into our residency training program. A valid ECFMG certificate is required to begin residency training. If an applicant has not yet fulfilled the ECFMG requirements, plans to meet the requirements must be indicated in the NRMP application. Additionally, satisfactory completion of a clinical rotation in the US within the past year is desirable.

Resident Selection Criteria

We thoroughly evaluate all applications and offer interviews to applicants that we feel would be a good fit at Emory. Beyond board scores and grades, we look for intangible qualities: intellectual curiosity, leadership skills, motivation, creativity, and character. We seek to train tomorrow’s academic leaders. Other factors we consider include participation in research and/or academic activities, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and participation in community and national organizations.