Eligibility

US Allopathic Medical School Graduates

  • Has passed USMLE Step 1.
  • Application via the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) including:
    • A minimum of three letters of recommendation (letters from psychiatry supervisors are preferable if possible);
    • Dean’s letter;
    • Medical school transcript verifying appropriate medical education to train in a large teaching hospital;
    • Personal statement (there are no specific requirements for the personal statement but in general it should explain why you are interested in a psychiatry residency and justify why you would be a good candidate); and
    • Photograph.
    • We do not require a “Chairman’s Letter.”

US Osteopathic Medical School Graduates

  • Has passed COMLEX Step 1.
  • Application via the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) including:
    • A minimum of three letters of recommendation (letters from psychiatry supervisors are preferable if possible);
    • Dean’s letter;
    • Medical school transcript verifying appropriate medical education to train in a large teaching hospital;
    • Personal statement (there are no specific requirements for the personal statement but in general it should explain why you are interested in a psychiatry residency and justify why you would be a good candidate); and
    • Photograph.
    • We do not require a “Chairman’s Letter.”

International Medical School Graduates

  • Has passed USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam.
  • Appropriate medical education to train in a large US teaching hospital.
  • Previous psychiatry residency experiences, observership or clinical experience in the US is strongly preferred.
  • Previous degree in US, (i.e. MPH) is also desirable.
  • Application via the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) including:
    • A minimum of three letters of recommendation (letters from psychiatry supervisors are preferable if possible);
    • Dean’s letter;
    • Medical school transcript verifying appropriate medical education to train in a large teaching hospital;
    • Personal statement (there are no specific requirements for the personal statement but in general it should explain why you are interested in a psychiatry residency and justify why you would be a good candidate); and
    • Photograph.
    • We do not require a “Chairman’s Letter.”
  • US citizenship, green card, or a J-1 Visa are preferred. H1 visas may be considered on a case by case basis.

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