School of Medicine

General Psychiatry Residency


Application Process

The University of Utah's General Psychiatry Residency Program offers 14 PGY-1 positions, including one research track position, 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 program directors using the internet. Applications must be received by the Residency Program Training Office by December 15th of the year prior to the scheduled starting of PGY-1 year. We review each application individually, and 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 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 2021 interview season. Interviews will be scheduled on Mondays, beginning October 11th through the end of January. 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. Monday interviews will either take place in the morning, or the afternoon. Interviews will consist of meetings with the program director, and other program leadership, faculty members, chief residents, and current residents. 

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.