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Psychiatry Residency Program

  • How to Apply

    MSM's Residency Programs operate under the standard academic calendar year. Program year starts in July and culminates in June of following year.

    We invite applicants to visit our department to observe Grand Rounds, Journal Club Sessions and any other open seminars/workshops.

    We participate in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). Therefore, interested applicants should submit an application online through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) the following information will be required:

    • Deans Letter
    • Medical School Transcript
    • Written Personal Statement
    • Three letters of recommendation (one must be from a psychiatrist, others letters may come from members of the department of psychiatry of your school, affiliate hospital or elective course, and current within the last 18 months)
    • United States Medical License Examination (USMLE) Minimum Passing Score for Part I and II within two (2) attempts and the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills must be passed on the first attempt
    • USMLE Step 2 results must be submitted to the training program prior to the NRMP Rank Order List deadline.
    • Recent U.S. patient care experience and documentation of that experience is strongly recommended, preferably in psychiatry
    • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certification (if applicable)
    • Please note: we do not offer any observerships and/or externships within the psychiatry residency training program.

    For those applying on Visa Status, we only accept J-I Visa.
    We will support non-immigrant applications selected to a position in the program in getting J-1 sponsorship by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECRMG) (no H1B visas). However, for all international medical graduates, the ECFMG certificate must be in-hand and not pending with the exception of candidates who are graduating within this academic year.

    The Psychiatry Residency Training Selection Committee reviews applications for three (3) categorical PGY 1 positions and selects the most qualified candidates to enter into the NRMP Match.

    Deadline to submit application through ERAS is December 1st of the current year.

    Upon receipt of the above information, the Program Director or designee(s) will select applicants for interview. If granted an interview, all candidates must bring original credentials for verification by program.

    Candidates are ranked in the NRMP.

    All correspondence regarding applications should be addressed to:
    Residency Manager
    Morehouse School of Medicine
    Department of Psychiatry

    720 Westview Drive, SW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30310-1945

    Resident Spotlight

    “I chose MSM for residency because I felt it would provide me with well-rounded training. Also, the program leadership and faculty were genuinely friendly during my interview”
    - Ifeanyi Nwaka
    Psychiatry Resident
    Class of 2015