College of Medicine / Residencies / Psychiatry / How to Apply to the Psychiatry Residency Program

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in our Program.


The Interview Process

The Program in Psychiatry participates in the National Residency Matching Program [NRMP].

The NRMP number for applications will be available in July and posted as soon as possible on this page - ranking is 1586400C0.

All applications for a Psychiatry Residency position need to be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System [ERAS]. We are not able to accept applicants or to review or evaluate applications outside of this process. Please - no phone calls.

We will begin reviewing applications around September 15th of each year, and will not accept applications submitted or completed after December 1st . We are seeking to fill 4 categorical positions each interview season. There is no minimum USMLE or COMLEX score requirement. We will review your application in its entirety and make a decision based on your complete application. We accept international graduates and J1 sponsored VISA.

Interviews will begin in October and go through early January each year. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted through the ERAS system.

Additional details can be found at our FREIDA profile here.


Application Requirements

  • Up-to-date CV [ERAS format]
  • Complete ERAS common application
  • Personal Statement
  • 3-4 [preferred] letters of recommendation
  • Dean’s letter and Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  • Transcripts

The program currently will accept applications from qualified Osteopathic and International Medical Graduates, all candidates should have completed the USMLE step or COMLEX examinations.  International medical graduates must have completed medical school without gaps and within the last three years, and ideally already have prior US experience. 

The Interview Day

On the day of the interview candidates will be able to participate in some of the core educational activities, and will meet with the Program Coordinator, the Program Director and Core Faculty.

The candidates will be given an overview over the program structure and goals, and participate in a tour of one of our teaching hospitals.  In addition, the candidates will have ample opportunity to spent time with our current residents.

Last Modified 9/20/18