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Application Process

The University of Utah's General Psychiatry Residency Program offers 14 PGY-1 positions, including two research track positions, and three rural Idaho track positions. All positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program and applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)®, which transmits residency applications, letters of recommendation, Dean's Letters, transcripts, and other supporting credentials to residency training programs. Applications must be received through ERAS by December 15th of the year prior to the scheduled starting of PGY-1 year. We review each application individually, and we encourage you to apply if you are interested in our program.

Required application materials to be submitted to ERAS include the following:

  • ERAS online application form
  • Personal statement (please limit to one page)
  • Dean's letter
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three or four letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE score reports (Please remember that we must have results from USMLE step 1 and step 2 CK before the rank deadline.) No more than two attempts for a passing score
  • COMLEX transcript is accepted for osteopathic graduates
  • ECFMG certificate, if applicable

International Medical Graduate Requirements

Applications will only be accepted through ERAS. International medical graduates should apply through the ECFMG office. See instructions at AAMC’s Website or contact the ECFMG office for further information.

In general, most of the international medical graduates we interview meet the following requirements:

  • Green card, J-1 Visa (not sponsored) or documentation of US citizenship
  • Valid ECFMG certificate with Clinical Skills Assessment certification
  • Evidence of a minimum of one year of clinical experience in the United States including two letters of recommendation from academic physicians with whom you have worked

Interview Process

All interviews will be conducted virtually for the current year. Interviews will be scheduled on Mondays, beginning in mid-October through early February. On the Sunday prior to your interview date, there will be a virtual social on Sunday evening with some of the current residents in our program. Interviews will consist of meetings with the program director, and other program leadership, faculty members, chief residents, and current residents. 

Applicants being considered for the Research Track or Idaho Rural Track will also participate in these Monday interviews. There will also be an additional Tuesday half-day interview for applicants being considered for the Research Track. 

The University of Utah School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran's status.