How to Apply

Transitional Year 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:
  • Completed ERAS application
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement

All information, including letters of recommendation must be in English. Non-translated documents will not be accepted.

Apply through ERAS

To apply to the Transitional Year 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 Transitional Year Residency Program must be received via ERAS.

Interview Selection Process

Each application is reviewed for a potential interview. Applicants are interviewed from November to January. Candidates receiving interviews are selected based upon their ERAS application, personal statement, and 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.

Candidates who have been accepted for an interview will be evaluated based on their interviews, medical school academic performance, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and board exam scores

Meet the Residents

Interview Dates

Interviews are conducted on selected dates from November through January. If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified by email. We are unable to provide applicants with a status report regarding their application or selection for interview.

Resident Selection Process (The Match)

Northside Gwinnett Transitional Year 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.

  • Program Duration: One-year paid clinical internship/residency
  • Candidates accepted from accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools
  • Application via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
  • Application Deadline: September 30, 2023
  • Program Director: Matthew D. Darrow, MD

Credentialing and Start Date

All incoming residents must be credentialed via the Northside Medical Staff Office. Initial state licensure (the Georgia Medical License) will be need to be obtained prior to start date and is paid for by the Northside Graduate Medical Education Office. Information about previously existing grants, disclosures, scholarships, patents, and outside business ventures must be disclosed to Northside Hospital during onboarding.

Residents who fail to complete credentialing and other pre-employment requirements will not be permitted to begin the required New Resident/Fellow 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 residency 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 GME Office for verification.


Any questions about the application process, please contact our  Transitional Year Residency Program Coordinator.