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  #61

nodnodMaine Medical Center
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, Maine


Thank you for your interest in our psychiatry residency training program for the academic year beginning July 1, 2009.

In response to your inquiry about the psychiatry residency program at Maine Medical Center, we match our PGY-1 residents through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

• We are accepting all applications through ERAS, until December 15.
• We are offering five positions in the Match.
• We would appreciate that you provide at least two letters of reference from physicians who are familiar with your work in the United States.
• We request a copy of your medical school dean’s letter.
• We request a copy of your USMLE scores.
• Maine Medical Center supports only the J-1 visa.

Our residency information is also located on the World Wide Web. I would like to encourage you to visit our residency’s website, www.mmc.org/psych.





Edited by sadiq naveed on Jul 22, 2008 - 2:10 PM



  #62

nodnodHennepin County Medical Center/Regions Hospital Program

Thank you for your interest in the Hennepin-Regions Psychiatry Training Program.

Established in 1996, our program is a partnership between Hennepin County Medical Center and Regions Hospital, both of which are large teaching hospitals with Level I Trauma Centers. Located in two different dynamic Midwestern urban centers, the hospitals provide a diverse patient population as well as multiple learning environments.

Our program is one of the select few to have received full five-year accreditation with absolutely no citations, during consecutive ACGME reviews.

During our four-year program, residents participate in the required clinical rotations and comprehensive didactic training necessary to practice general psychiatry. Residents are also encouraged to develop specialized areas of interest during generously-allotted elective time.

We have seven PGY-1 openings for the 2009-2010 academic year and will begin seeking applications when ERAS opens its online system in September of 2008. We do NOT accept paper applications. We will interview selected applicants on these days:

November 10 or 17; December 8 or 15; January 12 or 26

Additional Application Information:

 We sponsor J-1 visas and H1b visas for qualified applicants. The program requires Minnesota licensing by the end of the G2 year. Due to Minnesota’s licensing regulations, residents must pass each step of the USMLE within three attempts. In addition, Step 3 must be passed within 5 years of passing Step 2. To be considered, applicants must have passed USMLE Steps I and II with a minimum score of 80 and by the second attempt.
 We will give priority to recent medical school graduates.
 We will only consider applicants with a demonstrated interest in the field of psychiatry. Our program considers applicants with psychiatry experience in this country and/or experience in other countries.
 We do not sponsor psychiatry observerships or externships at either hospital.

Application Deadlines:

 Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2008.
 Applications received after December 1, 2008 will be reviewed only if interview times are available.


For more information regarding our program please visit www.hcmc.org, click on “residency programs” and then on “psychiatry”. Information regarding Regions Hospital can be found at www.regionshospital.com.



Edited by sadiq naveed on Jul 22, 2008 - 2:12 PM

  #63

confusedconfusedraised eyebrowUniversity of Rochester Program

Thank you for your interest in our program. Below are the requirements for PGY-1 Residency Applications. Please visit our website at http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/smd/psych/educ_train/ for additional information.



University of Rochester Medical Center

Department of Psychiatry



Residency Application Requirements:



Applications for PGY-1 positions beginning July 2009, are accepted only through ERAS®. Our application deadline is October 17, 2008; however, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early as our interview dates fill quickly.



All applications are thoroughly reviewed (Dean’s Letters, which are not available until November 1st, will be reviewed once they are uploaded into ERAS®).
We typically have four (4) PGY-1 positions.
We DO NOT offer pre-match positions and we DO NOT offer H-1B visas.
Historically, the majority of our candidates have USMLE scores of 80 or above on a minimal number of attempts.


We start interviewing in November and continue through January. The interview days are always on Mondays. Applicants invited for an interview will be notified by e-mail.



For international medical graduates (IMGs):



We accept ONLY J-1 visas. You may interview on a visitor’s visa.
To participate in the Match, you are required to have passed either the ECFMG Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) or USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS).
If you have already graduated from medical school, you are required to have an ECFMG certificate prior to the Match submission deadline.
In general, most candidates offered an interview have graduated from medical school within the last three years.
U.S. clinical experience following graduation is recommended.
We do not offer observerships or externships.



Edited by sadiq naveed on Jul 22, 2008 - 2:13 PM

  #64

Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium Program


Thank you for your interest in our program. We evaluate every application and do not have any specific requirements for applicants to the psychiatry residency program. Every application has unique strengths. We are interested in people who have a genuine interest and dedication to the field of psychiatry. Recent clinical experience especially in the U.S. is helpful. Research experience and interest is helpful, but not required. We have no absolute threshold for Board scores, but given two equally qualified applicants a composite 3-digit score on USMLE 1 and 2 of 390 is preferable to 370, for example.



I have answered your specific questions in the body of your e-mail below.



We encourage you to visit our website at http://www.psychiatry.wustl.edu for more information about our program. At the psychiatry department homepage click on "Education" and then "Residency Program." Once you arrive at the residency program's page, you will see sections labeled "Prospective Residents."



We hope you find this information useful as you search for residency programs. We will be accepting applications for the 2009 match through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service. Our anticipated deadline for receiving applications is Dec. 1


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  #65

for above programme

For applicants who require visa sponsorship, we sponsor J-1 visas only.
In general, all PGY-1s begin the program on July 1st.
Please include 3-4 letters of recommendation as part of your ERAS application.
We do request that your USMLE transcript be part of your ERAS application.


  #66

Residency Selection Process


Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Michael Schwartz, M.D., Training Director

Jane Lahr, Residency Coordinator

July 5, 2005



STONY BROOK UNIVERISTY HOSPITAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM
MINIMUM APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

The University Hospital Graduate Medical Education programs share common criteria and processes for the recruitment and selection of residency training candidates. A selection committee exists within each residency program and consists of, at a minimum, the program director, and a faculty member. Additional members are included at the discretion of the residency director. This committee reviews all applicants and is responsible for selection of applicants for interview, participation in the interview process and the final choice of applicants to be ranked in the NRMP match or offered contracts independent of the match when this option is allowed.

The University Hospital programs require that all residency applicants meet uniform eligibility standards, detailed below. In addition, each training program, as set forth in their program requirements, may have additional requirements to be met for an application to be considered. The application process meets all requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunity and the Americans with Disability Act, in ensuring that all qualified applicants are afforded a review without discrimination based on sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Minimum requirements:

General and minimum requirements for eligibility for consideration for a training program at University Hospital are:

A graduate of a United States or Canadian Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited medical school, OR
A graduate of an American or Canadian Osteopathic Association accredited medical school OR
A graduate of a medical school outside of the United States who meets one of the following qualifications:
Holds a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
Holds a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States licensing jurisdiction, or a limited permit OR
A graduate of a medical school outside the United States who has successfully completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
A US citizen, permanent resident, or a person with a visa with authorization to train in the US during the term of the appointment.
The program director/Medical Staff Office is responsible for verification of the applicants' credentials.

Primary verification of all credentials is required.

The following documentation, at a minimum is required for a residency program at University Hospital:

Certification of graduation from any accredited medical school or ECFMG certified medical institution. This documentation must originate from the academic institution granting the degree and have the proper seal of the institution;
Letters of recommendation;
Documentation accounting for any lapses between the end of medical school and the present. Large gaps of time exceeding 1 month that are not verifiable will disqualify candidates for consideration for a GME program;
Proper documentation of employment and/or work performed since graduation from medical school. The standard for proper documentation will be imposed by the GME program;
USMLE or COGME board scores demonstrating successful completion by the end of 3 attempts;
Passing a criminal background check.
Applicants who do not meet the above criteria can not be considered for any graduate medical educational programs at Stony Brook University Hospital. Applicants who meet the criteria are eligible for consideration but are not automatically accepted. They are eligible to proceed through the admissions process

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science of the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University seeks outstanding physicians who wish to pursue specialty training in Psychiatric Medicine. Applications for PG1 one positions must be made via ERAS. All positions are filled through the NRMP Match Program and no pre-Match offers are made. This Department is strongly committed to the concept of selecting residents through the Match and we strive to abide by all of the rules promulgated by the NRMP. This Training Program will make no attempt to coerce or influence an applicant’s choice of program, other than by attempting to present this program in the most favorable way.



Elements of the Selection Process

Applications are submitted via ERAS.
A limited number of applicants (approximately 50 – 60) are selected by the Selection Committee (Drs. Schwartz, Francis and Ms. Lahr) and invited to interview at Stony Brook. Applicants will be notified of their selection by e-mail and they will contact Ms. Lahr to set up an interview date.
Applicants will be interviewed by at least three faculty members. They will also meet with the Chief Resident (or a senior resident) and other residents if available. Applicants will be given lunch and a tour of the facilities and will be given an opportunity to have all questions answered. Applicants will be given a copy of the Resident Contract as well as the projected salary. If there is a mutual interest, selected applicants may return for another look at the program (or for further interviews).
Applicants are reviewed by the Residency Training Committee on a regular basis during the pre-Match period. Meetings may be increased in frequency in order to accomplish this goal.
A Match List is generated and submitted to the NRMP in early to mid-February.
Following the release of the Match Results, successful applicants are contacted and congratulated. In the event that all positions are not filled, the program will participate in the post-Match “Scramble” until the positions are filled.
Applicants to this program should have the following qualities:

High Intelligence
Excellence in both written and verbal self-expression
Superior ability to understand both verbal and non-verbal communications from others
Exceptional curiosity about the human mind and human behavior
Psychological mindedness
The selection committee will attempt a preliminary assessment of these qualities prior to offering an interview to the candidate. It should be apparent that some of these qualities can only be assessed in a preliminary fashion prior to the interview itself.

High Intelligence

Excellence in psychiatry requires both the ability to grasp complicated concepts, both biological and psychological, as well as the capacity for and enjoyment of abstract thinking. Intelligence levels may be evaluated by such indirect measures as 1) post-secondary education, 2) evaluation of interests, hobbies, research participation, 3) academic performance in medical school, 4) performance on standardized examinations and 5) letters of recommendation

Applicants with multiple failures in the basic or clinical sciences or on the USMLE examinations will not be invited for interviews.

Written and Verbal Communication

Writing skills are an essential component of medical record keeping, particularly in psychiatry. These skills are also invaluable for the would-be researcher. The Selection Committee will evaluate the preparation of the application and in particular the Personal Statement for evidence of writing skills. Other evidence of an ability to write well may be reflected by assessing the applicant’s undergraduate education, record of writing and publication, etc.

Applicants with poorly written essays, e.g., multiple spelling and grammatical errors will not be invited for an interview.

The ability to express oneself in a succinct manner so that patients, colleagues and others can understand is an important quality in a physician, especially a psychiatrist. While this quality may not be subject to assessment until the personal interview, clues may be gleaned from telephone interactions and letters of recommendation.

Comprehension

While clues to these skills may be assessed by the applicant’s ability to follow instructions prior to the interview and via letters of recommendation, the interview process will furnish the best evidence of an applicant’s ability to comprehend verbal communication. At this time, we do not measure the applicant’s ability to comprehend written information, although academic performance is one measure of this.

Curiosity About Human Behavior

The candidate for specialty or sub-specialty training should have an intrinsic or acquired interest and curiosity about normal and abnormal functional aspects of a particular part of the body. This is particularly true in psychiatry where great strides are being made in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, pharmacology, and psychotherapy – a basic intellectual curiosity about these matters seems essential in maintaining one’s level of clinical energy and enthusiasm in a subspecialty with little to guide one’s professional judgment other than experience informed by current knowledge. We will look for evidence of long-standing and/or genuine interest in psychology, neuroscience or psychiatry on the part of the applicant. Significant experiences in medical school, choice of undergraduate studies, and outside interests may be valuable clues in assessing this quality.

Psychological Mindedness

This is a difficult concept to assess, and perhaps there is some controversy in even thinking about this as a criterion for assessing applicants. This concept is taken to mean an individual’s ability 1) to express feelings in words, 2) to search for relationships between thoughts, feelings and experiences, 3) to “believe” in and to be willing to explore the unconscious mind, 4) to verbalize uncomfortable thoughts, 5) to view all thoughts and feelings as potentially significant and understandable.

Clues to this ability may be assessed by analyzing the applicant’s essay, letters of recommendation and through direct questioning.


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Suggested Questions for Applicants

What is it about psychiatry that interests you?
What areas of biological psychiatry are of particular interest to you?
What areas of psychological psychiatry are of particular interest to you?
What role do you think psychiatrists should play in the overall health care system?
What role do you think psychiatrists should play in trying to influence social issues?
What are your thoughts about the role that psychologists and social workers should play in the care of those with mental illnesses?
What thoughts do you have about requiring psychiatric patients to take their medication?
Do you have a philosophy about suicide? What should the psychiatrist’s responsibility be for preventing suicide?
What hobbies do you have?
What books have you recently read?
What do you think the role of pharmaceutical companies should be in the education of psychiatrists about medications?
What are the reasons that you decided to apply to this residency program?
What is important to you in life?
What do you expect to be doing as a psychiatrist?
What do you think the hardest thing about being a psychiatrist is?
Have you heard the term “psychological mindedness?” What does that mean to you? Are you psychologically minded? How do you know?
What did you study as an undergraduate? Did you take psychology courses? Did you take courses that have furthered your insight into the human condition?
In what ways did you grow as an undergraduate student? In what ways did you grow (or not grow) as a medical student?
Were there any experiences in medical school that you found particularly meaningful?
What do you think the role of psychotherapy is in psychiatric practice today?
Have you ever attended a meeting or a conference where food was provided by a drug company? What do you think about that?
What has proven to be the most effective method for learning for you?
What book is on your nightstand?
What are your hobbies? Tell me more about them?
Tell me a little bit about your family. Are they supportive of your decision to become a psychiatrist?

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RESIDENCY APPLICANT RATING FORM

Applicant’s Name:



Date Interviewed:



Interviewer:



Medical School & Year of Graduation:




Interest in Psychiatry: What experiences or factors in this applicant’s background provide evidence of a genuine interest in pursuing a career in psychiatry?





Intelligence: What is your estimate of this applicant’s intellectual capacity?





Capacity for Independent Work: What is your estimate of this candidate’s capacity to work independently? What evidence in the applicant’s background supports this?





Career Interests: Does the candidate have specific career interests (research v. clinical or a particular subspecialty)?





Communication/Language Skills: How sophisticated is the applicant in the use of English to communicate his/her ideas?





Miscellaneous Factors: Please state any other factors (maturity, life experience, etc.) that make this applicant desirable or undesirable as a trainee in this program.





Please circle the letter that indicates your overall rating of this candidate’s potential for training in this program:

A B C D




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RESIDENCY APPLICANT RATING FORM: TRAINING DIRECTOR WORKSHEET

Applicant’s Name:



Date Interviewed:



Interviewer:



Medical School & Year of Graduation:



Interest in Psychiatry: What experiences or factors in this applicant’s background provide evidence of a genuine interest in pursuing a career in psychiatry?



Undergraduate Major:


Extra-curricular activities (medical):


Extra-curricular activities (non-medical):
Psychiatrists or other individuals who have influenced the choice of psychiatry:
Personal Statement:
Letters of Recommendation:




Intelligence: What is your estimate of this applicant’s intellectual capacity?



Undergraduate Education:
Medical Education:
Academic Performance:
USMLE Scores:
Impression from Interview:


Capacity for Independent Work: What is your estimate of this candidate’s capacity to work independently? What evidence in the applicant’s background supports this?



Independent Study in college or medical school:
Honors thesis or research projects:
Publications:
Letters of recommendation specifically mention applicant’s capacity:
Miscellaneous information:


Career Interests: Does the candidate have specific career interests (research v. clinical or a particular subspecialty)?





Communication/Language Skills: How sophisticated is the applicant in the use of English to communicate his/her ideas?





Miscellaneous Factors: Please state any other factors (maturity, life experience, etc.) that make this applicant desirable or undesirable as a trainee in this program.





Summary of other Interviewers’ Evaluations (pertinent positives and negatives, as well as mean score on a 4 point scale):





Circle the letter that indicates your overall rating of this candidate’s potential for training in this program:

A B C D






  #67

Phenomenal work, sadiq! I am so impressed truly! I'm so sad that you're not applying to Peds! [are you, by any chance?]sticking out tongue

I think your principles are well known and appreciated now! I think you should change that sig! nod



  #68

thanks..i m applying to few im and fm along with psych


  #69

university of buffalo

thank you for your interest in our program. We do not have any Post Match positions. We do not offer externships, observerships, research or volunteer positions. You may apply through ERAS, between September 1 and December 15. We like to see 80 and above on the USMLE exams and we like to see US psychiatry experience (at least 3 months clinical or research). We sponsor both H-1 and J-1 visas.



  #70

Stony Brook University...............donot sponsor visamadmadmadmad

1) does your program sponsor visa to IMGS.if yes which visa do you sponsor? > No
2) Whats your minimum USMLE score requirement > we look at number of attempts
3) How many years after graduation you are looking for > 10
4) what are your requirements regarding ECFMG certifiacte and step 3 ECFMG certified
5) Do you need US clinical experience?what kind of usce do you need to apply? Letters of recommendation from US academic psychiatrists
6)do you need previous work experience to get into your programme > Not sure what you mean. See #5.
7)do you offer prematch position > No



  #71

UMDNJ-Robert WoodJohnson Medical School (Camden) Programnodnodnod


Criteria for applying to:
UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Psychiatry Training Program
Sponsoring Institution: Cooper University Hospital
Camden, New Jersey and Atlantic City Regional Medical Center


1. We will be accepting applications thru ERAS only. No paper applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin September 2008.
2. Interviews are held October thru February 2009 only on Fridays.
3. If interested in the Atlantic City location, please select the AC tract.
4. We give preference to permanent resident and US Citizen but do sponsor J1 Visa ONLY
5. We have no minimum score requirements.
6. And lastly, if you’ve been out of medical school for more than one year, we will look for true interest in psychiatry, either thru externship, observership, volunteer, research in a US clinical psychiatric setting.
Experience must have been in the last year.

We currently have 20 residents, 75% IMGs

We do not offer externships/observerships at this time.

We do not offer spots outside the match.

Deadline for submission: December 31, 2008





  #72

Mount Sinai School of Medicine (North General) Programconfusedconfused



June 18, 2008


Psychiatry Department
Requirements for residency application
Academic year 2008-2009


Dear Applicant:


Thank you for your interest in our program. The following are the minimum requirements for applying to the Residency Training in Psychiatry at North General Hospital:

• Applications are only accepted through ERAS
• Must Pass USMLE parts 1,CK & CS 2 by second attempt (no minimum score)
• At least 3 letters of recommendation from faculty
• Graduated from US or US equivalent off-shore medical school by 2009. If international graduate, must have at least 6 months of US clinical or research experience in Psychiatry and must provide proof by letter of recommendation
• The hospital only sponsors J1 Visas
• The deadline for submitting an application is October 30, 2008



  #73

Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center's Psychiatry residency gringringringrin


Dear Potential Applicant,

Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center's Psychiatry residency requires that all applications be received via ERAS; our deadline for receipt of applications is December 10, 2008. We do not offer pre-Match positions, nor do we sponsor new H visas. We offer interviews only to those applicants whose USMLE 1 & 2 scores average 80 (Multiple attemptors usually are screened out.), and who have been in medical school, residency, or active practice as a physician within the past 5 years. We are seeking applicants who would work well in a university-based, decentralized residency; who would enjoy living in a northern industrial city without mas transit; who are able to appreciate the wide variety of peoples who live in the Detroit area; and who would be sufficiently flexible to find a comfortable niche within our current group of residents. We prefer US health care experience, particularly in Psychiatry. Additional information is available at www.med.wayne.edu/psychiatry under Education and Training Programs, adult/general psychiatry residency.

We hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.



  #74

University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Programnodnodnod


Thank you for your interest in the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency Program. Please visit our program's website at www.umm.edu/psychiatry to get more specific details. The website is updated periodically. If you are unable to access the webpage, please call the Residency Training Office at 410-328-6325 or e-mail us at [email protected]



We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and require that all applications be submitted through the ERAS system.



Following are answers to questions frequently raised by international medical graduates:



Our program is a diverse one and we have both American medical graduates and international medical graduates.
Clinical psychiatric experience in the U.S. is required.
We have no minimum USMLE score requirement. Obviously, the higher your score, the better. However, incoming residents must pass USMLE Step 2 before starting residency.
If you are not a US citizen, you must have a visa that allows you to work in the United States. J-1 visas through ECFMG are acceptable. We are unable to sponsor H-1 visas.
There is no cut-off date for graduation from medical school.


After reviewing applications submitted via ERAS, we will select applicants for a personal interview and visit to our program. If you are selected for a personal interview, we will be in touch with you.






  #75

Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland Residency Training Programshaking headshaking headshaking headshaking head

Thank you for your interest in the Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland Residency Training Program in Psychiatry. For information on our program, please access our website at http://www.cwru.edu/med/psychiatry/



Applicants participating in the National Resident Matching Program must register with ERAS. Interviews are granted based on life experience, medical school and USMLE performance, and letters of reference. We accept applications from International Medical Graduates. However, fluency in oral and written English is a requirement for consideration. For International Medical Graduates, we sponsor J-1 visa only, require less than five years medical school graduation, and minimum USMLE scores of 90.






  #76

Duke University Hospital Programnodnod

1) yes, J1
2) passing usmle
3) Can not be 5 years out
4) Valid ECFMG certificate required, passing Step 3 score before entering your 3rd year of residency, However, if you apply for a H1B visa status you must have a passsing step 3 score.
5)US clinical experience not a requirment, it is helpful


  #77

Nassau University Medical Centernodnodnodnod



Thank you for your interest in the Psychiatry Residency Program at Nassau University Medical Center. The Nassau University Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program anticipates no openings until July 1, 2009. We have summarized our application requirements for your convenience:

• All applications thru ERAS.
• Part I and Part 2 of USMLEs passed after taking each part not more than twice.
• Official transcript of USMLE results through ERAS, parts 1 & 2 score 80 or above.
Above 78 will be considered for applicants with significant psychiatry experience
• United States citizen, Permanent resident (green card), or J1 visa, only.
We are not able to sponsor H visas.
• 3 current (within 6 months of application) letters of recommendation including one
official letter from medical school dean.
• Official medical school grades transcript through ERAS.
• At least 6 months mental health clinical or research experience after medical school,
with documenting letter from supervisor (can be one of letters of recommendation).
US, Canadian, or United Kingdom experience preferred.
• Fluent in English language

Please also know that our program does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, ethnic identity/race, gender preference, or country of medical education. We are proud to have a multicultural faculty and residency group. We do give strong preference, however, to applicants who have demonstrated proven interest in psychiatry by substantial documented research or clinical activity in the mental health field.

We do not currently offer observership/externship positions in psychiatry. If you require further information, please email our residency coordinator at [email protected] We look forward to
reviewing your ERAS application.



  #78

University Hospital/University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Programnodnodnod


Hello from the Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program of MetroHealth Medical Center

Thank you for your interest in our program. I know you have many questions and concerns regarding our program and hope that you visit our website as well as reviewing information supplied on this letter. Our website is http://www.metrohealth.org/clinical/psychiatry. We look forward to reviewing your information via ERAS-2009.

One question we are asked is regarding a certain cut off for year of medical school graduation.
<=to 5 years graduation. If over the 5 years we do review reasons why you are not in a training program and what you have been involved in over the past years..

Another question asked is USMLE test scores.
We do require a score =>80.

Another question asked is if a background involving volunteering, observerships, or research in the field of psychiatry is necessary.
We look at the application as a “whole” and take everything into consideration. It helps to have some background or exposure to the field of psychiatry but does not rule out an applicant if they do not.

What type of visa do we sponsor?

At the present time we sponsor J1 and H1 visas.


I hope this helps you in determining if you wish to pursue our program or not.

The interviewing season is an extremely busy time and I cannot guarantee a return call if you had placed one already. Email is the best way to contact me. Thank you and good luck with the upcoming application/interview season.




  #79

Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies/Michigan State University Programnodnodnod


Thank you for your interest in the Psychiatry Residency program at Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. As you can well imagine, we are receiving many inquiries at this time of the year so I am providing you with basic information regarding our program. Also, please visit our website at www.kcms.msu.edu for a closer look at our program, faculty, residents, and all that Kalamazoo has to offer.

We utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges. This application includes a common application form, personal statement, photograph, letters of recommendation, Medical Student Performance Evaluation/Dean’s Letter, medical school transcripts and USMLE and/or COMLEX scores.

We require candidates to have passed the Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

Candidates must be current in their medical knowledge and have had clinical experience in the US (or Canadian) medical systems of care.

We welcome International Medical Graduates. International graduates must be ECFMG certified. We have, on occasion, accepted individuals with J-1 visas and will consider H-1 visas on a case-by-case basis.

We look forward to receiving your application to MSU/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies through ERAS beginning September 1 through December 1, 2008.





  #80

University of South Florida Programshaking headshaking headshaking headshaking head


Thank you for your interest in our Psychiatry Residency Program. We have an exciting and competitive program that is designed to train physicians for the general practice of psychiatry, in either private practice or community settings. We also offer opportunities for further specialized training in Child Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry.



Our application deadline is February 1, 2009. We will begin interviewing applicants on September 8, 2008 and will continue through February 6, 2009.



Our Recruitment committee meets weekly and evaluates each completed application. There is no specific requirement for scores on the USMLE but you must have passed Step 1 and both parts of Step 2. The committee invites a number of applicants to visit the program for interviews. Invitations are offered to those applicants who are being considered seriously for an available position.



The following is a list of requirements for our programs:



• National Resident Matching Program number



• Completed Application (through ERAS)



• Personal statement



• Three current letters of recommendation



• USMLE Step 1 and 2 (both parts)



• ECFMG certificate - International medical graduates must meet

ECFMG certification requirements



• USA Citizenship, Permanent Resident status or J-1 Visa



• US clinical experience, at least 6 months



Please visit our web page, http://health.usf.edu/PSYCH/.





If you have any questions in regard to your application, please call our office at (813) 974-2388.









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