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:

  1. Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  2. Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  3. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:
    a. Have received a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates;
    b. Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction;
    c. Have completed a Fifth Pathway program1 provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.

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

  1. A Fifth Pathway program is an academic year of supervised clinical education provided by an LCME accredited medical school to students who meet the following conditions:
    i. have completed, in an accredited college or university in the United States, undergraduate premedical education of the quality acceptable for matriculation in an accredited United States Medical school;
    ii. have studied at a medical school outside the United States and Canada but listed in the World Health Organization Director of Medical Schools;
    iii. have completed all of the formal requirements of the foreign medical school except internship and/or social service;
    iv. have attained a score satisfactory to the sponsoring medical school on a screening examination;
    v. have passed either the foreign Medical Graduate Examination in the Medical Sciences, Parts I and II of the examination of the National Board of Medical Examiners, or Steps 1 and 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).