How to Apply

Family Medicine Residency Application Process

Below is an overview of the application process, which includes the required ERAS documents and details about the interview and selection process when applying to the Northside Gwinnett Family Medicine Graduate Program.

Required Documents

ERAS application packet which includes the following:

  • Completed ERAS application packet (see below) that includes the following:
  • Results of USMLE or COMLEX Steps 1 and 2 (CS and CK) 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Prior to program entry:
  • If applicable, valid ECFMG certificate 
  • Proof of graduation from an accredited medical school within two years of application to the program.

Apply through ERAS

To apply to the Family Medicine Residency Program, use ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service, for an efficient and centralized application experience. ERAS simplifies the application process, allowing you to apply to multiple programs with ease.

This service is provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and affords applicants the opportunity to streamline the residency application process. 

All applications to the Northside Family Medicine Residency Program must be received via ERAS.

Preference Signaling

Northside Family Medicine is participating in the ERAS Preference Signaling program. Preference signaling allows applicants to assign virtual “tokens” to their most desired employers, providing applicants the opportunity to communicate their interest, and employers the ability to focus their attention on these most interested applicants. When deciding whether to signal a program, applicants should consider the strength of their application, career goals, and personal circumstances, as well as whether the mission and curriculum of the selected programs will meet their future practice goals. Northside Family Medicine will consider the presence of the signal to help break ties in determining which applicants receive interview offers and/or allocate additional application review resources to applicants who send a preference signal.

Interview Selection Process

Each application is reviewed for a potential interview. Applicants are interviewed from October through January. Candidates receiving interviews are selected based upon their ERAS application, personal statement, letters of recommendation, academic record, and board exam scores.

The residency program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.

Applicants that have graduated from medical school within two years of application to the program and have passed all board exams on their first attempt are preferred. Invitations to interview will be extended via the ERAS system.

Resident Selection Process (The Match)

Northside Gwinnett Family Medicine Residency program makes all appointments through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants must register to participate in the Match as well as submit an application via ERAS.

Credentialing and Start Date

All incoming residents must be credentialed via the Northside Medical Staff Office. Initial state licensure (the Georgia Residency Training Permit) will be obtained and paid for by the Northside Graduate Medical Education Office.

Residents who fail to complete credentialing and other pre-employment requirements will not be permitted to begin the required New Resident Orientation. This paid orientation generally begins in the last full week of June.

International Students

Northside Hospital Gwinnett is not able to sponsor any visas. We will consider applications from resident applicants who will be legally able to begin employment by the effective date of the Agreement of Appointment. Citizenship documentation must be provided to the Graduate Medical Education Office for verification.


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Any questions about the application process, please contact our Family Medicine Program Coordinator.