Residency Application Guidelines

Applicant Guidelines - part 1 (general psychiatry)
Applicant Guidelines - part 2 (child psychiatry/transfers)

Key Elements of the Application:

  • Medical School Performance
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • USMLE Scores
  • Other Significant Activities

Interview Tips:

  • Scheduling Courtesy -- avoid last minute cancellations
  • Goodness of Fit -- both programs are applicants should view the interview as a way to determine goodness of fit
  • Bring your best self -- address any areas of question in your application and highlight your strengths
  • All Activities should be considered part of the Interview -- dinners, greetings with staff, and informal resident interactions are all part of the process

Transferring Between Programs

  • Inform your current Program Director prior to formal negotiations with another program
  • After being offered a position, two weeks is the general timeframe when a decision should be made

Interested in Psychiatric Subspecialties?
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Medical_Students_and_Residents/Home.aspx?hkey=2d57e659-d566-4d70-9f68-bf8f58ff3245

Addiction Psychiatry: http://www.aaap.org/practitioner-resources/about-addiction-psychiatry/

Forensic Psychiatry: http://www.aapl.org/fellow.php

Geriatric Psychiatry: http://www.aagponline.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=fellow&category=Education

Psychosomatics: http://www.apm.org/career/info-for-residents.shtml