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Application Requirements

All applications must go through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) We encourage both allopathic and osteopathic graduates of U.S. medical schools as well as highly qualified international graduates to apply.

For all applicants:Residents in Class

  • USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK & CS or COMLEX Level 1, Level 2 CE & PE are required; high scores on theses exams (minimum of 205 for USMLE, 480 or 80 for COMLEX), with each part taken only once, are strongly preferred. Candidates with failures on more than one step will not be considered.
  • A personal statement explaining your interest in psychiatry is very important.  Please do not simply reiterate your accomplishments; let us know something about yourself that is not on the application.
  • Applications should be submitted no later than December 15 and interviews usually start at the beginning of November.
  • Interviews are conducted on Fridays, either 8:45-1:30, or 11:30-4:30. Each applicant will be interviewed by the Program Director (Dr. Alexander Lerman), a faculty member, a Chief Resident and another resident. There is a group orientation, luncheon and tour as well, with an opportunity to meet current residents.
  • Please see for information about application process.
  • We only accept PGY-1 residents through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP or the Match). PGY-2 and above will be accepted out of the Match when positions are available.


For International Medical Graduates:

  • American psychiatric experience (at least one month, more is preferred), with letters from American physicians, including at least one psychiatrist, is required. Equivalent experience will also be considered (e.g. UK, Canada, some other countries).
  • Recent graduation from medical school is also preferred.
  • U.S. citizenship, J1 visa status or a green card are preferred.  H1B visas will be considered only if you have passed Step 3 prior to the deadline for us to submit the rank order list to the Match.
  • Passing Step 3 is helpful.
  • ECFMG certification is required, but applicants may be interviewed if they have passed Step 1 and Step 2 CK & CS, but have not yet received their certification.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.


Page updated: July 27, 2015





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