Application Requirements
Thank you for your interest in the WellStar Kennestone Hospital Residency Program. It is our mission to create an exceptional and personalized training environment for people interested in serving patients as internists – whether as generalists or subspecialists – in order to provide the highest quality of care for our community.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a valid U.S. Permanent Resident Card or EAD, or possess a J-1 visa. (Our institution does not sponsor any visas)
  • Applicants must also either be a:
    • Graduate/pending graduate of a U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
    • Graduate/pending graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the U.S. accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
    • Graduate of a medical school outside the United States or Canada who also meets one of the following additional criteria:
      • Holds a currently valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate; or,
      • Holds a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction in his or her current ACGME specialty/subspecialty; or,
      • Completion of a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
  • Applicants must qualify for a full or unrestricted educational limited license in the State of Georgia.
  • Applicants must have the following materials entered into the ERAS program:
    • Dean’s Letter (or MSPE)
    • 3 letters of recommendation (a Chairman’s letter is not required, but the program does take special note of letters of recommendation from the attending physician during medicine sub-internship/acting internship/externship rotations performed during the senior year)
    • Official medical school transcript (no photocopies accepted), including grades for all required clerkships
    • Personal Statement
    • Current curriculum vitae
    • An official transcript with score on the USMLE/COMLEX Step 1. Preference will be given to first-time takers of the USMLE/COMLEX; applicants who did not pass a USMLE/COMLEX on the first attempt may still be considered for an interview, but it is imperative that those who retake the exam have a competitive score.
    • Applicants must have an official transcript with scores on USMLE/COMLEX Step 2 CK and CS; this is due before the due date for NRMP Rank Order List.
    • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to provide an optional photograph.

WellStar Health System, including the WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with regards to a person’s ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.