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  #41

nodnodnodCreighton University/University of Nebraska Program


I have received your request for information about the Creighton University/University of Nebraska Psychiatry Residency Training Program. I am pleased to learn of your interest in psychiatry and in our program. We will be accepting applications only through ERAS.

Three letters of reference are required. Letters of reference should support your qualifications for a career in psychiatry. It is important to have American experience in psychiatry with a reference letter from that site. Letters from U.S. or Canadian physicians who have observed your professional performance are easier for us to verify; therefore, we encourage you to provide ERAS with the names of U.S. and Canadian physicians who know you professionally and personally.

We prefer an average USMLE score of 80; however, if you show particular promise for a career in clinical psychiatry, we may accept somewhat lower scores. Candidates should not have more than two cumulative failures for USMLE 1 and 2.

We support the J-1 visa. Applicants who wish to apply for an H1-B visa must have passed USMLE Step 3 and must use their own immigration attorney. We are seeking candidates who have had relevant residency training or clinical responsibilities in the last three years. Unless the candidate has exceptional, demonstrated promise, candidates who have been away from formal training or the practice of medicine for more than three years are unlikely to be considered. Deadline for applications is December 15, 2008. donot offer prematches

Once the completed application and supporting documents are received through ERAS, your application will be reviewed for a possible invitation to interview. It is our policy to personally interview the most promising applicants so that we can meet them and so that they can better evaluate our program and facilities. It generally requires an entire day for the interview process.

Please visit our website at http://www2.creighton.edu/nebraska-psychiatry.



Edited by sadiq naveed on Jul 22, 2008 - 1:20 PM



  #42

nodnodUniversity of Missouri at Kansas City Program




Thank you for your inquiry into the program at UMKC - Dept. of Psychiatry. We are glad you are interested in our program and are looking forward to receiving your application.

Here is information that you might find helpful about our program:

• General information:
Interviews begin September 2008 and are usually held on Mondays and Thursdays
Interviews usually begin at 8 am and finish by 3-4 pm
The deadline for applications is 11/30/08

• We accept applications through ERAS only and they should include:
Curriculum Vitae
Personal statement
Dean's letter
Letters of reference (3, must be recent)
LOR from former Program Director if attended previous residency required
Copy of med school transcript (and diploma if available)
ECFMG certificate, if applicable
Copies of Step 1 & 2CK & CS score results (Step 3 if applicable)

• Some requirements for US Graduates include:
PASS Steps 1 & 2CK & CS of the USMLE or COMLEX
Be scheduled to graduate from a US medical school by 6/09 (applies to US medical school applicants)

• Additional requirements for International Medical Graduates:
Be ECFMG certified at the time of your application
PASS Steps 1 & 2CK & CS of the USMLE (Completion of Step 3 and one attempt per Step preferred.)
Have at least one year clinical experience in an English Speaking system
Be eligible to work in this country (as a US citizen or permanent resident, or under a J-1 or H-1B visa)

• Factors considered for invitation for an interview include:
Experience and/or interest in psychiatry
Personal statement
USMLE performance
Medical school performance



Please visit our website at www.med.umkc.edu/residency/psych for additional information about us.

Best of luck with the application process!



Edited by sadiq naveed on Jul 22, 2008 - 1:21 PM

  #43

nodnodMichigan State University Program



Thank you for your inquiry regarding our residency program. Most of your questions can be answered by visiting our website at http://www.psychiatry.msu.edu



Specifically, we accept applications and information only through ERAS and we do not sponsor visas. Other applicant criteria include:

· Passing of USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS

· Grade point average 3.0+

· Aptitude for psychiatry as demonstrated in personal statements

· Personal characteristics

· Expert written and oral command of the English Language (personal statement, application, letters of recommendation)

· Five years or less from medical school graduation is preferable, but depends on clinical experience from that time.

· Volunteer or previous professional psychiatry experience in the US within the past 2 years

· Evidence of a commitment to psychiatry as a career

· Evidence of participation in a training experience within the past 2 years

· Letters of reference must be from US physicians




Edited by sadiq naveed on Jul 22, 2008 - 1:23 PM

  #44

madmadThe Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Department of Psychiatry
Cambridge Health Alliance
Harvard Medical School

Information:

1. All applicants for the PGY-1 year are accepted through ERAS. NO interviews will be offered before a completed ERAS application is received.

2. In the event there is an opening in the PGY-2 or 3 year, applications are accepted based on the same criteria as for the ERAS.

3. We accept applications from IMG’s . Applicants must be from an accredited medical school that will meet licensing requirements in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as determined by the Board of Registration in Medicine. In order to obtain a Massachusetts medical license, PGY-1’s must have passed USMLE I,2, and CS ( or Comlex equivalent) . Therefore, we cannot rank applicants who have not yet sent documentation of having passed these exams by January 1.

4. We require graduates of foreign medical schools to have had six months of training in an accredited American hospital in addition to having passed the USLME and Certification by the ECFMG. A strong command of the English language is required, although fluency in an additional language is welcomed. We do not have a cut off for USLME scores, but require documentation of a learning disorder to consider applicants who have had to take the USLME more than once to pass.

5. We sponsor only J-1 visas.

6. We require certification.

7. Physicians applying from another specialty must have graduated medical school or the pgy-1 year within ten years of applying for residency. Eligibility to begin in the PGY-2 year ( when an opening exists) will be made on a case by case basis.

8. To be granted an interview, we require :
- a completed application form
-a dean’s letter
-medical school transcripts
-four letters of reference [at least one from a psychiatrist who can speak directly about your suitability for psychiatry
-curriculum vitae
-a personal statement

We accept applications through ERAS until the end of November, but interview slots are usually filled by the middle of October. All interviews are held in December and January and are based on review of the COMPLETE application.

For more information please look at the WEBSITE:

www.cambridgehealthalliance.../general_information.shtml

www.cambridgehealthalliance...res/program_overview.shtml

7/1/08



Edited by sadiq naveed on Jul 22, 2008 - 1:25 PM

  #45

nodnodTufts Medical Center Program


I have few questions regarding residency requirements of your programme

1) does your program sponsor visa to IMGS.if yes which visa do you sponsor? We sponsor J-1 visa’s only.
2) Whats your minimum USMLE score requirement. We require passing scores on USMLE steps 1, 2CS, and 2CK.
3) How many years after graduation you are looking for. There is no limit to number of years since medical school graduation.
4) what are your requirements regarding ECFMG certifiacte and step 3. We require ECFMG certification by the time of interview. We do not require the completion of Step 3 prior to receiving an interview.
5) Do you need US clinical experience?what kind of usce do you need to apply? We recommend, but do not require, US clinical experience.
6)do you need previous work experience to get into your programme. No.
7)do you offer prematch position. We do not offer any out-of-match positions.




Edited by sadiq naveed on Jul 22, 2008 - 1:26 PM

  #46

nodnodI emailed University of Arizona/UPHK Graduate Medical Education Consortium Program last month, here is the information sent to me by Dr. Van Rhoads:

-offer J1 visa only
-IMG criteria: Ecfmg certificate; no score cut offs but would like to have applicants who have graduated within the last few years
-deadline: January 1 (interviews November to January)
-no prematch offers, observerships, externships


Edited by sadiq naveed on Jul 22, 2008 - 1:27 PM

  #47

nodnodnodUni of KS Medical Center Program: Based on what I found out from previous year's applicants is that they don't have a score cut off, max 3 attempts, ecfmg certified, USCE and max 10 yrs since graduation


Edited by sadiq naveed on Jul 22, 2008 - 1:28 PM

  #48

nodnodMAIMONIDES MEDICAL CENTER
Department of Psychiatry
Residency Requirements


Thank you for your inquiry. We appreciate your interest in our Program.

We receive applications only through ERAS for 1st Year positions. Following are the requirements.

A completed ERAS application form
A concise Curriculum Vitae
A copy of your medical school diploma
A copy of your medical school transcripts
Your Dean’s letter
A brief Personal Statement
A copy of the front and back of USMLE steps 1,2, and 3 (or COMLEX, if applicable)
A copy of your USMLE transcript (showing the number of attempts on each step)
Three letters of recommendation from supervisors or faculty
A copy of your ECFMG certificate, if applicable
Proof of citizenship


IF YOU ARE SEEKING A PGY-2 OR 3 POSITION, WE NEED THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:


A letter from your current or former Program Director stating that you are (or were) in good standing in the program
A list of the clinical rotations you have or will complete by the end of the current academic year (or up to the time you left the Program)
A list of your academic experiences for the years you spent in your previous Program
A list of the clinical procedures (i.e. ABG’s, Venipuncture, IV Line insertion, Foley Catheter insertion, NG Tube Insertion, etc.) you were appropriately credentialed in by an Attending or authorized senior resident





We look forward to hearing from you.



Edited by sadiq naveed on Jul 22, 2008 - 1:29 PM

  #49

above programme sponsor j1 and h1


  #50

nodnodMount Sinai School of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals – Elmhurst Hospital Center

This reply will give you answers to frequently asked questions about our residency program. Also attached, you will find our brochure.

We require the following:
- a completed ERAS application by 11/1/08
- some clinical experience in psychiatry, US or other
- fluency in English, spoken and written

We do not have:
- fixed score requirements
- graduation date cut offs

We will have 8 positions for July 2009. July is the only entry date for this program.

We accept IMGs and we have residents on both J1 and H1b visas. ECFMG is the sponsor for the J1; Mount Sinai School of Medicine is the sponsor for the H1b. For all visas, you are required to utilize the International Personnel Office at Mount Sinai and to pay certain processing fees. Those applying for the H1b visas must have the results from Step 3 by the date the MATCH comes out.

We expect to receive over 2000 applications this year and to invite approximately 80 individuals for interviews. Interviews are conducted on most Mondays and Wednesdays from November through January. If you are invited for an interview, you will be asked to select a date. Please choose carefully as it is often not possible to change dates. The interview day lasts from 8:30 AM until approximately 3:00 PM so make your travel plans accordingly. If necessary, you may bring luggage to the hospital on the interview date.

If you have specific other questions, send an email specifying this request to our coordinator, Ms. MaryLuz Bermudez, [email protected]

Please note that, due to the high volume of inquiries, we do not review CVs, LORs or other materials except through the ERAS application.



Edited by sadiq naveed on Jul 22, 2008 - 1:31 PM

  #51

nodnodCaritas St Elizabeth's Medical Center Program

Thank you for inquiring about our Psychiatry Residency Training Program. We do accept IMG's and we routinely sponsor J-1 and H-1 visas. We prefer USMLE scores 80 and above, passing on first attempt. Graduation from medical school within the last 10 years. We accept applications through ERAS. The common requirements are:



Common application form

Transcript

Dean' letter

3 Letters of Recommendation (preferably from US experience)

Personal Statement

USMLE transcript

CV



We require strong written and verbal English skills. Psychiatry relies on it's physicians ability to communicate effectively. We suggest that foreign medical graduates have some psychiatry experience working in the United States either as an observer or in some other capacity.



Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is an affiliate of Tufts University. If you would like to learn more about Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center you can visit us at WWW.SEMC.org.




Edited by sadiq naveed on Jul 22, 2008 - 2:06 PM

  #52

Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education Program(DONOT SPONSOR VISA)

Program Criteria







Applicants must apply through E R A S

Electronic Residency Application Service



PGY 1 Positions: FOUR



The Deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2008



Please Note our criteria for acceptance



1) An applicant must have USMLE scores 80 or better on first attempt

USMLE step 3 A Plus



2) U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. No other visas at this point.



3) Recent Medical Graduates.



4) International Medical Graduates OK





Thank you for your interest in our program,






  #53

BERGEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
PSYCHIATRY RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAM
230 EAST RIDGEWOOD AVENUE
PARAMUS, NJ 07652




PROGRAM APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS



1. WE DONOT SPONSOR ANY TYPE OF VISAshaking head

2. We do accept and currently have foreign/international medical graduates.

3. We require that you pass steps 1 and 2.

4. We do not have a minimum score requirement.

5. We do not have a maximum attempt requirement.

6. We do not have a graduation year cut off.

7. We do not require U.S. clinical experience.

8. You must apply to our program through ERAS.

Any additional information you deem necessary is available on the ERAS system.



  #54

University of Massachusetts Medical School


Thank you for your interest in the University of Massachusetts Medical School Psychiatry Residency Training Program.

All applications for the General Psychiatry Program must be submitted via ERAS. PGY-I applications for July 2009 should be submitted via ERAS. Applications to the Combined Programs (either Combined Child or Psychiatry/Neurology) are also submitted via ERAS.
We prefer international graduates to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. We do not sponsor H visas except in very rare circumstances. We do accept J-1 visas.
International medical graduates must possess a valid ECFMG certificate. The state of Massachusetts requires passage of both Parts I and II of the USMLE exam (FLEX is no longer acceptable).
International medical graduates need to have graduated from medical school within the past 10 years.
We require applicants to have had one year of clinical experience in the United States (or Canada, if Canadian citizen). shaking headshaking headshaking headshaking headshaking head
Because communication skills are the core of psychiatric skills, we require absolute fluency in spoken and written English.
Although we do not have absolute cutoffs for USMLE scores, we prefer candidates who have good USMLE scores. International candidates who have had psychiatric residency training in their country of origin, or who have Ph.D. degrees in research areas related to psychiatry are more competitive.
We require letters of recommendation from U.S. physicians familiar with your work and ask that at least one be from a psychiatrist.
We will be unable to process any applications received after December 15, 2008.
We are unable to respond to email queries about our interview criteria.
If you are an international medical school graduate, please read this carefully. Please do not apply if your application does not fulfill the above criteria. Please do not send any application materials by email. We do not review email documents.

Thank you very much for your attention to these important details.



  #55

nodnodNSLIJHS-Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Program

Thank you for your interest in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Zucker Hillside Hospital Psychiatry Residency Training Program. All applications for our 17 PGY-1 positions for July 1, 2009 are completed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All of our PGY-1 positions are accepted through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

We require a valid ECFMG certificate to start the program. To be considered for an interview you must either have a valid ECFMG certificate or have passed USMLE Parts I and II and the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) examinations. We require a copy of your USMLE transcript showing your scores. We expect high scores (80 or above), but will review all applications received by December 31, 2008. Our hospital sponsors both J-1 and H-1 visas. It has been our experience that H-1 visa applicants need to use the premium process which costs the applicant $1,000 in order to receive visa approval in time to start training on July 1st.

If you would like more information about our program, please go to our web site at www.northshorelij.edu



Edited by sadiq naveed on Jul 22, 2008 - 2:08 PM

  #56

nodnodAlbany Medical Center Program

Psychiatry Residency Program Requirements for Albany Medical Center: 1. Applications will only be accepted through ERAS. 2. We do not sponsor any visas. J-1 visas are accepted. 3. Minimum scores for USMLE's are 77% (mean). Priority is given toapplicants who have passed CSA. 4. Priority will be given to applicants who either practicedPsychiatry in their home country or who obtained a neuroscience relatedgraduate degree or training in the neurosciences in this country. 5. The personal statement should be well written, demonstrate acommand of written English, and provide information regarding theapplicant's interest in Psychiatry. 6. A period of no longer than 10 years shall have elapsed sincegraduation from medical school if not actively engaged in medicalpractice or training. We encourage you to visit the web site, www.albanyny.gov, to learn moreabout our area. -Thank you for your interest.-


Edited by sadiq naveed on Jul 22, 2008 - 2:09 PM

  #57

Indiana University School of Medicine Program ----apply


1) does your program sponsor visa to IMGS.if yes which visa do you sponsor?j1
2) Whats your minimum USMLE score requirement?step 1=85 step 2=80
3) How many years after graduation you are looking for
4) what are your requirements regarding ECFMG certifiacte and step 3=reqire cs
5) Do you need US clinical experience?what kind of usce do you need to apply?=preferred
6)do you need previous work experience to get into your programme?no
7)do you offer prematch position


  #58

hey.sadiq great job.Just wanted to ask you programs like uni of massac which require 1yr usce,are we automatically eliminated as we dont meet the criteria or have there been exceptions in the past where they see the rest of your application and consider giving you an interview.


  #59

dono know

but university of buffalo three months usce and in match 2008 they offered prematch to a candidate who has one month usce in family medicine


  #60

shaking headshaking headNew York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program


American psychiatric experience, with three letters from American physicians, including at least one psychiatrist, is preferred. Equivalent experience will also be considered (e.g. UK, Canada)
Recent graduation from medical school is also preferred (2002 or later).
Personal statement explaining your interest in psychiatry is very important. Please do not simply reiterate your accomplishments.
U.S. citizenship, J1 visa status or a green card are preferred. H1B visas will be considered only if you have passed Step 3 prior to the deadline for us to submit the rank order list to the Match.
USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK & CS are required; high scores on the USMLE, with each part taken only once, are strongly preferred (generally over 200). Candidates with failures on more than one step will not be considered.
Passing Step 3 is helpful.
ECFMG certification is required, but applicants may be interviewed if they have passed Step 1 and Step 2 CK & CS, but have not yet received their certification.
Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.
Interviews begin in November and applications should be submitted by December 15.
www.aamc.org/eras for information about application process.
www.nymc.edu/depthome/acade...hiatry/residency/index.asp for information about our program.
Occasionally, we do offer a position out of the match, no later than January.
In addition to the residency, we have fellowships in child and adolescent psychiatry (2 years) and psychosomatic medicine (1 year).
At least 50% of each resident class are international graduates.






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