St. Mary's Medical Education
  • GRU/UGA Medical Partnership and St. Mary’s staff celebrate the announcement that all 10 Residency positions filled during the inaugural Match, 2015.

Application Requirements and Criteria
Thank you for your interest in Graduate Medical Education sponsored by the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership.

The Internal Medicine Residency Program received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in January 2014 and continued accreditation without citation in October 2016. The program, a joint effort of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership and St. Mary’s Health Care System provides training for MDs and DOs.

At this time, the program does not sponsor visas and internships and observerships are not offered.

Application Requirements for the Internal Medicine Program

A. Graduate of a medical school in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
B. Graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
C. Graduate of a medical school outside the United States and Canada, and meeting one of the following additional qualifications:

1. Holds a currently valid certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), or
2. 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
3. Has graduated from a medical school outside the United States and has completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school

  • Applicants must be either US Citizens, have a valid US Permanent Resident Card, or valid Employment Authorization Document (NO VISA SPONSORSHIP)
  • Applicants must 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 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 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 may provide an optional photograph (preferred to track applicants after interviews)

Interview and Selection Process

  • Applications will be reviewed by the Program Director and/or Selection Committee once all the requirements have been received through ERAS
  • Applications must be submitted and complete by December 1 to be considered for review by the Selection Committee
  • Interviews take place from mid-October through mid-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 Information

  1. Applicants are responsible for their transportation to and from Athens, GA for their scheduled interview
  2. Accommodations at an Athens hotel will be made prior to your arrival, if necessary, and billed directly to the AU/UGA Internal Medicine Residency Program
  3. The interview day begins approximately at 7:10 AM and ends at 1:30 PM.
  4. The interview process includes two interviews with Faculty and Program Leadership, mini group problem solving session, and a tour of Athens, Ga.

For more information:

Please contact for more information.

You may find these resources helpful as well:

The Residency Interview: Making the Most of It”, from the American Medical Association

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