How to Apply to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program

We participate in NRMP and all applications are processed through ERAS, the electronic residency application program.

Training in child and adolescent psychiatry can occur either after completion of the final (PGY-4) year of a general psychiatry residency program or combined program including general psychiatry, or as a “fast track” following the PGY-3 year of a general psychiatry residency program.

The application summitted should include the following:

  • A current CV that includes months or years of educational training or employment experience
  • A copy of your medical school transcript and dean’s letter
  • Personal statement
  • Reference letters from at least three faculty members you have worked with in your current residency program (one letter must be from your program director. Ideally, one letter should be from a child and adolescent psychiatrist.)
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores
  • Medical School Diploma
  • Recent Photo
  • ECFMG,  J-1 Visa (if applicable)
  • Training documentation form (to be filled out by current residency training director)

Interview Scheduling Process and Interview Day

All interviews in the 2024-2025 recruitment season will be done virtually. Interviews will be on Mondays or Fridays from August through October 2024. Please be dressed professionally. Remember that the entire time you are with us, we are reviewing your potential as a future fellow. Also, ensure that all communications with us following the interview are professional with timely responses to our queries.

For all our interview scheduling, we use the program Thalamus. This program will be an important tool for candidates selected for interview as it will be a secure and reliable connection to our availability and communications.  Interview invitations will be sent out on Friday afternoons.

Prior to interviewing, all prospective interview candidates should visit the UK GME prospective residents and fellows page found here to review information related to the following:

Stipends and benefits


GME policies and procedures

Interview acknowledgement forms

Typical Interview Day

  • Introduction and program overview with the Program Director.
  • Three to four one-on-one interviews with faculty from Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division.
  • A chance to interact virtually with residents/fellows from the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program and the Triple Board Residency Program.