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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

PGY-1 General Psychiatry application information

For full consideration applications must be received by November 15, 2013.

  • Applications for PGY-1 positions will be accepted through ERAS beginning September 2013.
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a psychiatrist familiar with your work
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • Your medical school Dean of Student Affairs will will send a Dean's letter via ERAS on or after October.  Please confirm this with your school.

Please refer to the IMG requirements if you are an international medical school graduate. Here are some common questions from international medical graduates:

 
  1. Do you require U.S. clinical experience?   - No.
  2. Do you have a minimum USMLE score requirement?   -   We prefer that
    you pass Step 1 on the first attempt (applicants with multiple fails
    generally do not get an interview). Higher scores are obviously more
    competitive.
  3. Do you have a graduation year cut-off?   - We do not interview applicants who have been out of medical school or out of medical practice for more than five years.
  4. Are you an "IMG friendly" program?   - Yes, we accept IMGs.
  5. Do you offer externships?   - No, unfortunately our department cannot
    accommodate observerships/externships.

 

Interview schedule

Interviews will be scheduled on Thursdays in November, December, January and February.  A typical interview day consisits of 4-5 one on one interviews with faculty and residents, lunch, and a tour of the medical center facilitites.

APPLICANTS WITH A RESEARCH INTEREST
For those applicants with an interest in pursuing research during or after residency, we have set aside an interview date specifically for you. During the afternoon prior to your interview day you will be invited to partake in a special half day of research-focused activities at the MIND Institute.  If you are selected for an interview and would like to take advantage of our 'research day', please let us know!

Contact information

For more information please contact:

Morgan Luthi
Training Programs Manager
E-mail:  morgan.luthi@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu