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Welcome to our Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for giving us this opportunity to introduce our residency program. The Psychiatry Department takes great pride in our residents and we feel we can offer a challenging educational experience. We hope our website helps with your questions.  If there is something you would like more explanation on please don't hesitate to contact us at 619-471-0209 and ask to speak with our Program Coordinator.

Each year, we select 8 PGY1’s for the General Psychiatry Program,  2 PGY1’s for the Combined Family Medicine/Psychiatry Program, 2 PGY1's for the Community Track and 2 PGY1's for the Research Track. We participate in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) and the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Based on the applicant qualifications (schools attended, Deans’ letter, personal statement, letters of recommendation, grades, special interest and accomplishments) we invite approximately 90 applicants for interviews. Our interview day consists of individual interviews with residents, faculty, and the Residency Training Director.  There will also be a slide presentation describing our program, and tours of our hospital and outpatient training facilities.  The residency selection committee reviews applicant files and the comments provided by interviewers to come up with a rank order list which is submitted to the NRMP. Each year, we aim to enroll a balanced and diverse group of future clinical and research scholars.

Note To Prospective Applicants About USCD's COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate as of 10/15/2021:

UC San Diego and San Diego County Health policies mandate that all healthcare workers be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations or have an exemption for medical or religious reasons (subject to review and approval). In addition, UCSD's major affiliates have similar expectations. Those health care workers who are out of compliance may not participate in direct patient care.