How to Apply for a Sabbatical

Each year, PGY-1 categorical residents are expected to submit an extramural studies application involving either clinical, basic science research, or advanced degree study proposals. The due date is February 15th.

The application MUST include three documents: a CV specifically tailored for this purpose, a letter of support from a faculty mentor, and a proposal detailing the specific aims of your endeavor (PDF example of the specific aims document).

Fill out the writable PDFs below of the CV and specific aims forms. Once completed, save the forms and send them as attachments to Nena Buie, program coordinator for the Emory general surgery residency, at

CV Template PDF

Specific Aims Template PDF

Requirements for the Letter of Support:

Letters of support should be exclusive or unique, printed on institutional letterhead, and signed and dated by the appropriate faculty mentor.

In one-to-three sentences, the first paragraph should identify the research project by name/title and include a statement of support for the project/research.

The intro paragraph should be followed by one-to-three body paragraphs that state the goals of the research, describe the role of the mentee in the project as specifically as possible, and express why the mentee is the appropriate person to perform the work. If necessary, additional paragraphs are permissible.

The letter of support should be regular mailed to:

General Surgery Residency Program
Attn: Nena Buie
Emory University School of Medicine
1364 Clifton Rd, Ste. H100
Atlanta, GA 30322

Once all application materials are reviewed, applicants will be notified by Dr. Nicole Turgeon.