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Internal Medicine Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in residency education sponsored by the Augusta University/University of Georgia (AU/UGA) Medical Partnership.

The Internal Medicine Residency Program, a joint effort of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership and St. Mary’s Health Care System, received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in January 2014 becoming Athens, Georgia’s first medical residency program. 

The AU/UGA Medical Partnership is a collaborative effort between Augusta University and the University of Georgia and is addressing the critical shortage of physicians in the state.  The partnership combines the significant instructional and research resources of UGA, the state’s flagship land-grant research university, with the expertise of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

St. Mary’s Health Care System, a not-for-profit hospital, is a member of Trinity Health. St. Mary’s Hospital is licensed for 196 beds. It offers a comprehensive range of services to the surrounding community and northeast Georgia and is the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding quality of care. 

We hope you are excited about what the AU/UGA Medical Partnership program and St. Mary’s Hospital has to offer! 

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  • Application Requirements and Criteria

    Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), NRMP number 1744140C0.  The application deadline is December 1st.  No more than two attempts on any USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX exams will be accepted.

    • Applicants must be US Citizens, or have a valid US Permanent Resident card or valid EAD (NO VISA SPONSORSHIP)
    • Applicants must be one of the following:
      1. Graduate of a medical school in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)  
      2. Graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
      3. Graduate of a medical school outside the United States and Canada, and meeting one of the following additional qualifications: 
        • Holds a currently valid certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or 
        • Holds a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction in his or her current ACGME speciality/subspecialty program, or
        • Has graduated from medical school outside the United States who has completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school 
    • Applicants must be within 4 years of graduation from medical school or direct patient care activity
    • All applicants will be ranked and matched through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
    • Applicants must have a Dean’s letter (or MSPE)
    • Applicants must have three letters of recommendation (the program does not require a Chairman’s letter but is particularly interested in letters of recommendation from your attending physician during any medicine sub-internship or externship performed during your senior year)
    • Applicants must have an official medical school transcript, including all grades for required clerkships (photo copy will not be accepted
    • Applicants must have an official transcript with a passing score on USMLE/COMLEX Part 1, USMLE/COMLEX Part 2 CK and CS (due by date of rank list entry into NRMP)
    • Applicants must provide a Personal Statement
    • Applicants must provide a current Curriculum Vitae
    • Applicants must provide a photograph (preferred to track applicants after interviews)
  • Interview and Selection Process

    • Applications will be reviewed by the Program Director and/or Program Administrator once all the requirements listed above have been received through ERAS
    • Interviews take place October through January
    • Interviews are granted on a first-come first-serve basis
    • Interviews are by email invitation only through the ERAS post office to the applicant’s email address as indicated on the ERAS application
    • Applicants who have not met our requirements will be notified by email through the ERAS post office email system
  • Interview Information

    • Applicants are responsible for their transportation to and from Athens, GA for their scheduled interview
    • Accommodations at a downtown Athens hotel will be made prior to your arrival by the Internal Medicine Residency Program and will be directly billed to the AU/UGA Medical Partnership
    • The interview process starts with dinner at 7:00 p.m. the night before the interview with program residents
    • The interview day begins approximately at 7:10 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.
    • The interview process includes 2 interviews with Faculty and Program Leadership, a mini group problem solving session, and a tour of Athens, the AU/UGA Medical Partnership campus, St. Mary’s Hospital, and the new Residency Continuity Clinic

Contact us for more information

Abby Ward

Program Coordinator I, Internal Medicine Residency Program

St. Mary’s Hospital | Graduate Medical Education Suite