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?

Contact Information:
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)