Application Information

Application Information

The Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) is a full participant in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the AAMC. Residency candidates for adult psychiatry must be graduates of an accredited medical school and may enter the program at the PGY I or PGY II levels.

Applications for the PGY I positions are accepted from Sep 15th to Nov 15th. This year, for the academic year starting on July 1, 2021, we are recruiting for 7 PGY I positions.

Applications for the PGY II positions are accepted from Sep 15th to Dec 15th. This year, for the academic year starting on July 1, 2021,  there is a possibility of 1 open PGY II position.

PGY I Application Requirements

Complete applications must include:

  • The ERAS Common Application Form
  • Personal statement
  • Dean’s letter from your medical school
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official USMLE transcript or COMLEX scores

International Medical Graduates must also provide their ECFMG certification status.

PGY II Application Requirements

Those applying for the PGY II year must have completed one year of PGY I training from an approved program.  In addition to the application information listed above, applicants will need to provide a letter from the Program Director of the program where the PGY I training was completed.
Applications for PGY II position can be submitted through ERAS or by directly emailing our Program Assistant, Sheila Morris at

Interview Process

We begin our residency (virtual) interviews for PGY I positions in November and continue through February. Our usual interview days are Tuesdays.  Interviews for PGY II positions (when available) will begin in late January.  

Please read through our website carefully before submitting your application. We have tried to provide answers to frequently asked questions in our Frequently Asked Questions Section ( )

We receive a large number of applications so we are unable to offer interviews to all applicants and we are not always able to respond directly to applicants.

Once received, your application will be reviewed by the residency selection committee and if selected for interview, you will receive an invitation through email.  The interview slots are filled on first-come, first-served basis. Our interview day starts at 8AM and finishes by 2.30 PM. On the interview day, you will get an opportunity to meet with faculty and have lunch with our residents.
Thank you for your interest in our program.

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Shiela Morris
Program Assistant
Residency Training Program