How many residents are in your program?
In order to preserve our commitment to an individualized and distinctive educational experience, we are limiting our program to four (4) residents in each year of postgraduate training, or a total of sixteen (16) across all four years of the psychiatric residency.
When do you start accepting applications?
September 15, when ERAS opens for applicants
When do you strop accepting applications?
When do you start interviewing?
When do you stop interviewing?
End of November
How many candidates do you interview?
How many positions do you have?
At this time, we have 4 positions for each year
If I am granted an interview, will you contact me?
If I am not granted an interview, will you contact me?
Yes, via ERAS mail.
At what point should I assume that I will not be granted an interview?
If you have not heard from us by early December, you should assume that you will not receive an interview for this year.
Do you accept international medical graduates?
Do you offer preliminary positions?
Do you offer categorical positions?
Do you offer a transitional year?
Do you offer couples matching?
Yes. If you are granted an interview, please let us know at that time.
In which matching programs do you participate?
Do you offer "prematching?"
Are there specific USMLE/COMLEX score "cutoffs?"
No, but we generally look for candidates whose scores are at least "average." We are generally looking at scores at least 10 points above current minimum passing score and successfully passed on first attempt.
With the exception of Step 2 CS (which is reported as Pass/Fail), USMLE results are reported on a 3-digit scale.
The reported minimum passing scores for 2014 are as follows:
Step 1: 192
Step 2 CK: 209
Step 3: 190
Is there a specific graduation year "cutoff?"
There is no specific cutoff for your graduation year. However, we prefer candidates who have recently (within 5 years) graduated from or are currently in medical school or graduate medical training.
Is USA experience required for international medical graduates?
Yes but exceptions are made on a case by case basis. See eligibility requirements.
Do you observerships count towards USA experience?
Do you offer observerships or externships?
Not at this time.
Does a research rotation count towards USA experience?
No. We are looking for clinical experience. However, research experience is an important factor that we consider.
Do you sponsor J1 and H1b visas?
We sponsor both visas.
Should my personal statement follow any special format?
No. However, you should address any gaps in schooling, training or employment.
If I have more questions whom should I contact?
Please search through the remainder of our website to answer your questions. However, if you still have unanswered questions, please contact Joanna Rapuzzi at [email protected].
Our representatives are available to schedule your appointment on weekdays from 8am to 8pm and weekends from 9am to 5pm. You may also leave a voicemail message after regular business hours, and we will return your call.