Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to the Augusta University at the Medical College of Georgia's urology residency program:
The Augusta University section of Urology seeks to encourage residency applications from all qualified individuals who have attended accredited medical schools. There is, specifically, no discrimination on the basis of age, sex, ethnic background, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. Recognizing the superb academic opportunities available within the section and the institution at large, Augusta University particularly encourages applications from individuals with an interest and a proven track record of excellence in scholarly pursuits.
All applications received by Augusta University are independently reviewed by the program director, and decisions regarding interviews are made by consensus. From more than 200 applications, approximately 60 invitations for interview are extended. These interviews take place on up to two separate days in the fall. All faculty members and chief residents interview the applicants. Following adequate and individualized discussion, a resident rank list is determined by mutual agreement among the faculty members.
Through the resident match, three applicants are selected to enter the residency each year, from graduating fourth year medical students. Selection includes acceptance for the first year internship training in general surgery at Augusta University. Following satisfactory completion of this core training in general surgery, resident trainees will enter into the formal Urology training program. Although all residents are expected to complete their final year of chief residency four years later, each year's appointment is contingent upon satisfactory progress of the individual resident during the preceding year, and all residency appointments are therefore reviewed and renewed annually.
The Augusta University MCG urology residency program participates in the program administered through the American Association of Medical College's centralized Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) matching system. Access to the ERAS system is available at https://www.aamc.org/services/eras/.