Q&A: How to Apply
When should I apply?
a. Applications are accepted via ERAS (www.aamc.org/eras) October 1 – October 31
b. We do not offer observerships.
What do I need?
a. Medical school and other relevant transcripts
b. Dean’s letter
c. 3 letters of reference. Two should be from clinicians, at least one from a psychiatrist.
d. Personal Statement
What are your requirements?
a. Completion of medical school or other residency within the last 2 years
b. USMLE score or COMLEX score
c. US citizenship, permanent resident status, or J1 Visa
What do you seek in a candidate?
a. Academically sound, driven physicians who will become the next generation of pioneers in psychiatry
b. Excellent communication skills
c. Ability to articulate why HSS would be a good match for your career
d. Applicants from medically-underserved backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
When are interviews conducted?
November through January
How many positions do you offer for PGY I?
8 residents per PGY class
Who can I contact for further questions?
Program Coordinator: Erin Lovell. (Erin.Lovell@va.gov)
Training Director: Chandlee C. Dickey, M.D. (Chandlee.Dickey@va.gov)
Associate Training Director: Barbara Cannon, M.D. (Barbara.Cannon@va.gov)