How to Apply for a General Psychiatry Residency Position

How to Apply for a General Psychiatry Residency Position

First Year Trainees

The University of Virginia Psychiatry Residency Training Programs accepts applications for PGY 1 applications through ERAS only.

We prefer applicants who:

  • have a demonstrated interest in psychiatry
  • have excellent clinical skills
  • have passed the USMLE or COMLEX tests on first attempt
  • have graduated within the last 3 years


We review and assess each application on its individual merits.


PGY 2-4 Trainees

In the event that there are openings in advanced training positions, the Department will list it's positions on the APA Clearinghouse of Available Residencies.

Applicants must submit a Universal Application, USMLE score reports, CV, personal statement, three recent letters of reference, medical school transcript and dean's letter.

If the resident is currently in a program, there must be a letter from the current training director stating that he/she is aware the resident is seeking training in another program.