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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. Please note that visiting students are not automatically granted an 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;                                                                                                       –  we acknowledge difficulty during this time and will consider individuals who could not take US MLE because of COVID-19 on a case by case basis
  7. ECFMG Status Reports for all International Medical Graduates (see below for additional information);
  8. Two (2) or more Letters of Recommendation*, including:
    –  One (1) from a psychiatrist with whom you have worked
    –  One (1) from a physician (non-resident) who has knowledge
    of your experience, ability, educational accomplishments,
    and character
    –  An additional letter from a research/graduate degree
    advisor (if not as described above) may also be submitted;
  9. Letters from Training Directors of all current and/or previous residency programs; and

*Note: We no longer require a letter from the Chair of Psychiatry (or designee) at your institution.

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
  • 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!