Eligibility & Application Requirements

We will accept applications for our hospice and palliative medicine fellowship program through ERAS for a July 2023 start date.

During application season, potential applicants will first complete their application through the ERAS, or Electronic Residency Application Service. Applicants who meet NGMC’s selection criteria for the fellowship program will be invited via email for an interview between August & November. Applicants will be selected through the NRMP Match in early December. Following the NRMP match, the newly accepted fellows will begin training at NGMC July 1st.

What documents do I need to apply through ERAS?

Once registered for MyERAS, potential residents will complete their ERAS application and submit the following supporting documents:

  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Letters of Recommendation (LoRs)
  • Personal Statement

How will I know if I have an inteview?

Interviews will be conducted on selected dates between August and November. Invitations to interview are extended by email.

NGMC is committed to equal opportunity for all students and physicians who apply to the fellowship programs and to nondiscrimination in the recruitment, appointment and retention of fellows. NGMC does not discriminate with regard to race, gender, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation (including gender identity) or status as a protected veteran.

Residency Match Process (The Match):

All appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NGMP) in December. Applicants must register through the NRMP website in addition to submitting their application through ERAS.

Credentialing and Start Date:

Fellow physicians must be fully credentialed by the NGMC Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) prior to commencement of their respective training program and prior to reappointment to the program. As such, programs as well as all fellows must comply with appointment and credentialing requirements as outlined in this policy. Appointment to a NGMC training program is conditional and contingent upon successful completion of the appointment and credentialing process, which includes:

  • The satisfactory completion of the criminal background check process
  • Verification of satisfactory prior training (if applicable)
  • Eligibility for employment in the United States and in the State of Georgia.

Programs and trainees must also comply with the credentialing requirements of other participating training sites. Fellows may not commence with training at these sites until all required appointment and credentialing documentation as required by each site has been received.

The first year of fellowship begins July 1.

Interview Selection Process

Personal interviews are by invitation only and are based on the information in the applicant’s ERAS application, including:

  • Academic performance
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or Comlex scores*
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Other accomplishments

Salary & Benefits

View the Salary & Benefit Information for all Graduate Medical Education programs.