How to Apply

For full consideration applications must be received by November 1.

  • Applications for PGY-1 positions will be accepted through ERAS beginning in September.
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a psychiatrist familiar with your work
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • Your medical school Dean of Student Affairs will send a Dean's letter via ERAS on or after October.  Please confirm this with your school.

Please refer to the California GME Licensure Requirements if you have any questions about your application eligibility.

Requirements for International Medical Graduates

Interviews will be scheduled on Tuesdays in October, November, December, January.  A typical interview day consists of 4 to 5 one-on-one interviews with faculty and residents, lunch, and a tour of the medical center facilities. 

Due to COVID-19 our interviews will be held virtually this year.

For those applicants with an interest in pursuing research during or after residency, we have set aside an interview date specifically for you. During the afternoon prior to your interview day you will be invited to partake in a special half day of research-focused activities at the MIND Institute.  If you are selected for an interview and would like to take advantage of our 'research day', please let us know!

For more information, please contact:

Training Programs Office
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Phone:  916-734-2614