How to Apply

All applications are accepted through ERAS and filled through the NRMP match.  Feel free to contact us with questions or to make us aware of your interest in the program. 

Applicants must have completed a minimum of three years of psychiatry training in an ACGME accredited residency program, or in an RCPSC accredited or CFPC accredited residency program located in Canada, prior to starting the program. 

Required Documents

Documents to submit through ERAS include:

  • Two letters of reference, preferably one from a child psychiatrist (Additional letters are accepted.)
  • Letter from training director covering: 
    1. A letter of reference reviewing the resident's performance and their professional behavior,
    2. Detailed information indicating the applicant will have met all training requirements by the end of the academic year (June 30) or outlining requirements that can be met during child psychiatry training.
  • Medical school transcript
  • Dean's letter
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • Personal statement
  • CV
  • PRITE scores are not required, but will be reviewed if the resident elects to send them to bolster their application.


Typically, applicants interview with the following faculty:

  • Child psychiatry training director
  • Assistant training director
  • Chief resident
  • Several full-time child and adolescent faculty

Applicants are evaluated on the basis of their documentation, as well as their interview. A standardized evaluation form is used, with subscales (example "community service"), as well as an overall score for each applicant. This overall score will be the primary determinant of our match list. Replacement residents must go through the same process as new residents. In addition, the child psychiatry training director requires a release of information form, signed by the applicant, allowing communication with the current training director. 

All selected candidates are required to comply with University of Utah Health's drug testing policy.
The University of Utah School Of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran's status.

Contact Us

Jessie Skriner

Training Coordinator
Phone: 801-587-3543

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program

University of Utah

501 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Fax: 801-581-5604

Program Policies


Kristi Kleinschmit, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Program Director, Triple Board Residency
Program Director, Child & Adolescent Training Program


Training Coordinator
Jessie Skriner
Phone: 801-587-3543


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