Application Requirements

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When you become a Wellstar Kennestone resident, you’re joining a community of passionate and hardworking physicians dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care for our community. Our experienced teaching faculty will guide you throughout your residency, sharing their knowledge, skills and advice to help you become a well-rounded leader in your field.
Discover Our Application Requirements
We invite you to review our requirements and standards for applying to our program.
All applicants must be U.S. citizens or have a valid U.S. Permanent Resident Card.  Our institution does not sponsor any visas.

Applicants must also be a graduate or pending graduate of the following schools:

  • U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • U.S. college of osteopathic medicine accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

We also accept applications from graduates of a medical school outside the U.S. or Canada who meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Completion of a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school
  • Full or unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction in their ACGME specialty/subspeciality
  • Valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduations (ECFMG) certificate

In addition, all applicants must qualify for a full or unrestricted education limited license in the state of Georgia.

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to manage all applications for our residency program. You must submit the following documentation through ERAS to be considered for our program:
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Dean’s letter (MSPE)
  • Personal statement
  • Photograph (optional)
In addition, you must also supply:
Letters of recommendation
Please prepare three letters of recommendation. A chairman’s letter is not required, but our program does take special note of letters of recommendation from the attending physicians during medicine sub-internships/acting internships/externship rotations performed during your senior year.
You must also submit an official medical school transcript (no photocopies will be accepted). Your medical school transcript must include all grades for required clerkships.

In addition to your medical school transcript, you must also submit an official transcript with passing scores on USMLE Steps 1 and 2 or COMLEX Levels 1 and 2.

Wellstar does not discriminate, exclude people or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.