How to Apply

Internal 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 Internal Medicine Graduate Program.

Required Documents

ERAS application packet which 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 Internal Medicine Graduate Medical 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 to streamline the residency application process. 

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

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.

Our program utilized a holistic review process and values diversity in all forms. We do 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 2 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.  Program and Regional Signal are considered during the selection process to ensure applicants are seriously considering our program.

Meet the Residents

Resident Selection Process (The Match)

Northside Gwinnett Internal 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.


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