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How to Apply to the UCSD Psychiatry Residency Program

Psychiatry Electives information can be obtained by emailing: visitingstudents@ucsd.edu 

To submit an application, please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the NRMP match enrollment materials
  2. Complete the ERAS application
  3. Your application should have the following information :
    • a personal statement (1 page)
    • CV/Resume
    • a dean's letter
    • a transcript of your medical school grades
    • USMLE examination scores (COMLEX Accepted)
    •  three letters of recommendation (we suggest at least one from psychiatry)
 International Medical School Graduates:
Graduates of international medical schools, located outside of the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, are eligible to pursue accredited postgraduate training programs in this state when they have met the prerequisites established by the Medical Board of California (MBC).  UCSD, Dept. of Psychiatry does not offer observerships.  U.S. Clinical experience is preferred within the last 2 years. 

After you are invited for an interview, you will be able to utilize the self scheduler in ERAS.  After you have scheduled your interview, you will receive a confirmation email with additional instructions/details.  If you are unable to attend your interview day for any reason, please call to cancel as soon as possible, as we usually have a waiting list for our interviews. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Tracy Riley or Keisha Moore, our Program Administrators, via email or phone (619) 471-0209. 

If you are applying for a PGY2-4 position or are an international medical graduate, please follow these links for more information:

Requests for further information and all application materials should be sent to:

UCSD Psychiatry Residency Training Program
9500 Arbor Dr. 0851
San Diego, CA 92093
Phone: 619-471-0209
Email: restrain@ucsd.edu