Applying To Our Residency Program

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Check out the following virtual sessions to get to know us:

Future PEDS Resident: Thursday, August 18, 2022; 08:00 pm - 09:00 pm  

  • Future Peds Resident: Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 08:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • MCG at AU Residency Showcase: Saturday, August 20th 10:30 am to 12 pm 
  • MCG Peds Residency Virtual Sessions: TBD by recruitment team 
  • End of Interview Season Wrap Up Virtual Session: Feb. 8, 2023 (6:30 to 8 pm). Email for more info
  • Match Day March 17, 2023!

Application Process

We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and applications to our program will be taken exclusively through that service.  A complete application will include the following:

  • Complete ERAS common application form (CAF) 
  • 3 letters of recommendation (specific letter from department chairman or residency program director not required) 
  • MSPE 
  • Medical School Transcript 
  • USMLE Step 1 and (if available) Step 2 scores  
  • For osteopathic candidates, we accept COMLEX level 1, level 2 (CE), and level 2 (PE) scores with or without accompanying USMLE scores
  • Photograph (optional)

 Special Note Regarding International Medical Graduates:

  • In the past 10 years <3% of our residents have been International Medical Graduates.
  • IMG applications that meet the following criteria are considered:
    - current ECFMG certificate
    - Graduation from Medical School 2016 or later
    - US citizenship, green card or J-1 Visa
    - USMLE 1 and 2 passed on the first attempt


  • Applicants will be invited to interview after review of application materials
  • A complete application is not necessary for an invitation to be extended 
  • Details of Interview Season coming soon!



Resident Benefits 

Below are highlights of benefits offered to our residents during their training.

For more information, please visit the Office of Graduate Medical Education website

(July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023)

Postgraduate Year Annual Salary
PGY-1 $56,845.00
PGY-2 $58,750.00
PGY-3  $60,770.00
  • Subscription for MedStudy ResCentral Question Bank for Board Review all three years of residency
  • Reimbursement for USMLE Step 3 exam or COMLEX Step 3 exam 
  • Mileage reimbursement for travel to off-site rotations
  • Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics online access
  • The Harriett Lane Handbook
  • Access to Red Book Online
  • AAP membership with access to Pedialink educational resources
  • Subscription to Pediatrics journal, Pediatric Care Online, and PREP® the Curriculum
  • Free online access through Library System to vast number of Journals and Textbooks
  • Noon conference lectures with lunch provided
  • Money provided yearly for meals while on nights
  • All meals in Aiken are complimentary (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Resident lounge stocked with meals/snacks provided by GME office
  • 3 weeks (21 days) paid annual leave
  • Additional time off at Christmas or New Year's
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Health insurance for residents and their dependents
  • Disability Insurance
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • Life Insurance

The resident lounge is a dedicated space for the Pediatric Residents, which includes access to personal lockers, bathrooms/showers, computers/printers, mailboxes, and call rooms. It is also a place for residents to relax, catch up on labs, grab a bite to eat, and spend time with one another.  Food is stocked in the refrigerator for residents on the Night Teams during most days of the week. 

Several individual rooms with access to computers are available for a quiet study area in the lounge as well as other areas around the campus.

  • Free Parking in covered deck located immediately adjacent to hospital
  • Membership available at state-of-the art Augusta University Campus Recreation Center for individual residents ($20/month) or families ($40/month) 
  • Resident membership in the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • PALS, NRP, and STABLE certification and recertification courses
  • National American Board of Pediatrics In-Training Exam yearly – fees paid
  • Physician's White Coat, Embroidered 
  • Day retreat annually for each program year