Application Process

General Psychiatry Residency Application Requirements

We are thrilled you are interested in applying to the UNC General Psychiatry Residency Program! Our four-year, ACGME-accredited residency program participates in the NRMP MatchApplications must be submitted through ERAS and are due by November 1st, with supporting documents due no later than November 30th. Once we have received your completed ERAS file, your application will receive careful consideration for an invitation to interview.

A completed application for residency will include:

  1. ERAS Common Application Form;
  2. Curriculum Vitae;
  3. Personal Statement;
  4. MSPE;
  5. Official Medical School Transcripts;
  6. Official USMLE Transcripts: 
              -  a passing STEP 1 score is required for an interview
              -  a passing STEP 2 score is required for consideration;
  7. ECFMG Status Reports for all International Medical Graduates (see below for additional information);
  8. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation, including:
              -  One (1) from the Chair of Psychiatry (or designee) at your
                 institution
              -  Two (2) from medical professionals (non-residents) with
                 whom you have worked, including one from a psychiatrist
                 with whom you have worked;
  9. Letters from Training Directors of all current and/or previous residency programs; and
  10. Reprints or copies of articles that have been published or officially accepted for publication
              -  PDF copies of articles can be emailed to  
     

DO / IMG Information

D.O. Applicants are required to submit USMLE scores in addition to their COMLEX scores.

IMG Applicants are required to:

  • have a J-1 visa (UNC Health Care does not sponsor H-1B visas)
  • hold a current ECFMG Certificate (be certified by January 31st)
  • obtain a passing USMLE score in no more than two attempts (average USMLE scores for current IMG residents are 203 for Step 1 and 214 for Step 2) 
  • have at least six months of U.S. clinical experience and not be away from medical school, externships, or active practice for more than five years


Additional Information

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to contact our coordinators!