Thank you for your interest in our Psychiatry Residency Training Program here at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center! Appointments to the first-year residency class are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Please submit your completed application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). No paper or faxed applications will be accepted.

Application Requirements

Completed Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application.

Minimum passing score on USMLE or COMLEX Steps 1 & 2.

Medical Student Performance Evaluation letter (formerly known as dean's letter).

Official copy of your medical school transcripts.

Three letters of recommendation including at least one letter of recommendation from a supervising psychiatrist, e.g., Department of Psychiatry Chair Person, Program Director, Medical Student Clerkship Director or Attending Physician.

Must be within four years of graduation from medical school or direct patient care activity (either as an independent practitioner or as a trainee).

Must have documentation of a minimum of three months of direct patient care activity in the US or Canada within the last four years. Clinical rotations during medical school will suffice for US and Canadian students.

For international medical graduates, US or Canadian medical school clinical rotations or externships of direct patient care in the US or Canada will suffice. Clinical observer experiences and non-clinical graduate work such as research do not meet this requirement.


Interviews are offered to select applicants from mid-October through January. Interview days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted to schedule a date. The interviews are a full-day process that include a tour, the individual interviews and meeting with a variety of faculty and residents. We look forward to reviewing your application!

Contact Information


Psychiatry Residency Education
P.O. Box 980710
1200 East Broad Street, 11th floor, West Wing
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0710
Telephone: (804) 828-7912


Psychiatry Residency Admin, VCUHS GME

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