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Resident Recruitment and Selection

The residency only accepts individuals from: (1) a doctoral program in health service psychology (e.g., clinical, counseling, school) that is accredited by the APA and/or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA); and (2) a doctoral internship program in health service psychology that is accredited by the APA and/or the CPA. Applications also are welcome from individuals with a doctorate in psychology and respecialization training that occurs within the context of an APA and/or CPA accredited doctoral program and doctoral internship that meets equivalent criteria. Individuals may not begin their postdoctoral training experience until all requirements for the doctoral degree have been completed.

We welcome applications from underrepresented groups (e.g., BIPOC, neurodiverse, sexual minority, disabilities). International students also are welcome to apply; Emory has trained multiple international students, and their diverse background and perspective are always appreciated. We understand the immigration requirements imposed upon international students and we work closely with students to fulfill such requirements. Our training community is very diverse and inclusive of multiple perspectives and we also have opportunities for postdoctoral residents to engage in various diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.

Prior to being accepted into the program, applicants participate in a comprehensive selection process in which they are interviewed by both faculty members associated with their positions of interest and current residents in these positions. Upon completion of these interviews, each evaluator completes a competency-based Postdoctoral Residency Applicant Interview Form and only those individuals whose competency ratings are consistent with those expected for readiness to begin postdoctoral residency training are considered appropriate candidates for acceptance into the program. 

The Emory University School of Medicine Postdoctoral Residency in Health Service Psychology functions in accord with Emory University’s non-discrimination policies and procedures and avoids any actions that would restrict an individual’s access to or completion of the residency program on grounds that are irrelevant to success in the program or in health service psychology. Emory University provides equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment based on any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).