Medical School

Eligible applicants must be graduates of a medical school accredited by either
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education
The American Osteopathic Association
Have graduated from an International Medical school listed on the World Directory of Medical Schools.  Strong preference is given to candidates who graduated from one of the following four international medical schools: Ross University School of Medicine,  St. George’s University School of MedicineTrinity School of Medicine, or American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.  International Medical Graduates must expect to have a current, valid certificate from the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) by the beginning of training.

Additional strong preference will be given to candidates who have graduated from Medical School within 2 years of the date of matriculation to residency OR have been in another training program or in an active practice during the time interval between medical school graduation and matriculation.

USMLE/COMLEX Examinations

Applicants taking the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) must have passed Step 1 (preferably with a score of 216 or greater), Step 2 CK (preferably with a score of 229 or greater) and Step 2 CS PRIOR to being invited for an interview.  Osteopathic applicants taking the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners’ Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) must have passed Level 1 (preferably with a score of 470 or greater), Level 2 CE (preferably with a score of 507 or greater) and Level 2 PE PRIOR to being invited for an interview.

Medical Licensure

Applicants must be eligible to obtain a Georgia medical training license.


The Internal Medicine Residency Program will not discriminate with regard to gender, age, race, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Selection Policy

The Internal Medicine Residency Program selects from eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities, such as motivation, empathy, and integrity.  While USMLE and COMLEX scores and medical school grades play an important role in the selection process and predict to a significant extent future success in training and on Board Exam pass rates, they are surrogate markers and are not used to the exclusion of other important criteria.

Application and Matching Services – Allopathic and Osteopathic Candidates

The Internal Medicine Residency Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®). ALL applications are processed through ERAS®. Applications by e-mail, mail, or fax will not be accepted.

The Program will participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for US Allopathic, and Osteopathic candidates as well as international medical graduates.

Applications should include the following:

  1. The common application form
  2. USMLE scores (or COMLEX equivalents) – Steps 1, 2 (CK and CS) required for all applicants
  3. ECFMG report and certificate for international medical graduates (this includes U.S. applicants attending medical schools outside of the U.S.)
  4. An official transcript from the applicant’s medical school
  5. Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly Dean’s letter)
  6. The Department of Medicine letter (when available)
  7. Two additional letters of recommendation
  8. The personal statement

Road Map to Residency – AAMC