Application Requirements and Interview and Selection Process

Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

-While we participate in the ERAS Supplemental Application process, it does not impact the holistic review of an individual’s application.

NRMP number:

  • 1744140C0 (categorical)
  • 1744140P0 (preliminary)

Application deadline is January 1.

Applicant must be one of the following:

  • Graduate of a medical school in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • Graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • 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 specialty / subspecialty program, or
    • Has graduated from a medical school outside the United States and has completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school
  • Must be either US Citizens, have a valid US Permanent Resident Card, valid Employment Authorization Document or J-1 ECFMG-sponsored visa
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) months US clinical experience
  • Be within 4 years of either graduation from medical school or direct patient care activity
  • All applicants will be ranked and matched through the National Resident Matching Program
  • Applicants must have an MSPE
  • Have 3 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)
  • Must have an official medical school transcript, including all grades for required clerkships (photo copy will not be accepted)
  • Have an official transcript with score on USMLE/COMLEX Part 1 and USMLE/COMLEX Part 2.
  • Provide a Personal Statement
  • Provide a current Curriculum Vitae
  • May provide an optional photograph
  • The program requests that applicants provide an additional paragraph at the end of their personal statement detailing their interest in our specific program – this is not mandatory, but may assist us in assessing applicant interest if the applicant pool is large. We are committed to working with our applicants  to find the best match for you and for us, and request your partnership over the next few months to ensure the process is fair and successful for all.

A complete ERAS application is required.

Applications must be submitted and complete by January 1 to be considered for review by the Selection Committee

  • Interviews take place from mid-October through late January and are granted on a first-come first-served basis
  • Interviews are issued by email invitation only, through the ERAS post office to the applicant’s email address, as indicated on the ERAS application


Interview Day

  • Each applicant will participate in 3 interviews with the Internal Medicine Program Director, Core Faculty, and Chief Resident
  • Applicants will be provided time to speak with current residents and program coordinators
  • Applicants will learn about the program, St. Mary’s Hospital, and life in Athens, Georgia as a young professional
  • Interviews will be virtual using the Thalamus Platform
  • Categorical interviews will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Preliminary interviews will be held in December
  • Optional in-person visit days are available:
    • In-person visits are completely optional
    • Attendance or inability to attend has absolutely no impact on individual’s application; in-person visits are strictly of benefit the applicant
    • No form of evaluation or assessment occurs on visit days
    • Attending does not improve chances of matching
    • Visit days will be offered on the following Wednesdays:
      • January 10, 17, 24, 31

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