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Graduate Medical Education Admissions

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center Graduate Medical Education selects its residents through ERAS and the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). Our number is NRMP #1805140C0.

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center Graduate Medical Education accepts highly qualified residents for its training programs.

Applicants should possess the following qualities to be able to perform the essential functions of the specialty and meet the standards of the curriculum:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Committed to our vision
  • Leadership
  • Innovation & creativity
  • Team-spiritedness
  • Professional/Ethics
  • Compassionate
  • Life-long Learner
  • Reflection & Feedback

Successful candidates exhibit strong qualifications for the specialty they wish to pursue.

General Admission Requirements

An applicant must meet one of the following qualifications to be eligible for appointment to an ACGME-accredited program:

  1. Graduation from a medical school in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME): or
  2. Graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA); or
  3. Graduation from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada, and meeting one of the following additional qualifications:
    1. Holds a currently-valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates prior to appointment; or
    2. Holds a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a United States licensing jurisdiction on 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.
  • Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
  • All applicants will be ranked and matched through the National Resident Matching Program

Successful candidates must fulfill all applicable Georgia licensure eligibility requirements prior to starting the program.

A pre-admission health review and current immunization record are required prior to starting.

Prospective residents must pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

Athens Regional Health System

Piedmont Athens Regional Health System is one of Northeast Georgia's largest health care systems. Comprised of an acute care facility with 350-plus beds, four urgent care centers, a quality network of physicians and specialists, a health maintenance organization and a home health agency, Piedmont Athens Regional is a progressive health care system committed to excellence and dedicated to improving the health, wellness and quality of life of our communities.


1199 Prince Avenue
Suite 70
Athens, GA 30606 / USA