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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in our program. We invite you to learn more about the process for candidates below.


The FAU Psychiatry Residency Training Program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). The NRMP number for our program is 1586400C0. All applications for an FAU Psychiatry position must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). We do not accept applications outside of ERAS. Please refer to the ERAS Timeline page for 2021-2022 Match Cycle dates.

We will begin reviewing residency applications on September 29, 2021 and accept applications completed by December 1 for the current match season. We offer four categorical positions for each residency year.

Interviews begin in October and continue through mid-January. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted through the ERAS system.

There is no minimum USMLE or COMLEX score requirement, although all candidates should have completed the USMLE step or COMLEX examinations. We will review your application in its entirety and make a decision based on your complete application.

We accept U.S. allopathic and osteopathic medical graduates, international medical graduates, and J1-sponsored visa candidates. International medical graduates must have completed their medical education contiguously and within three years of applying to FAU Psychiatry. Preference will be given to IMGs with prior U.S. educational and/or work experience.

Additional details can be found in our FREIDA profile here.

Application Requirements

  • Current curriculum vitae (ERAS format)
  • Complete ERAS common application
  • Personal Statement
  • Three to four letters of recommendation (four letters preferred)
  • Dean’s letter and Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  • Transcripts

FAU Psychiatry accepts applications from qualified allopathic, osteopathic, and International Medical Graduates, all candidates should have completed the USMLE step or COMLEX examinations. International medical graduates must have completed medical school without gaps and within the last three years, and ideally already have prior US experience.

The Interview Day

All FAU Psychiatry candidates will tour program facilities, spend time with our residents and Program Coordinator, and have individual interviews with the Program Director, Associate Program Director, and core faculty. Over the course of the day’s activities, we hope both to become acquainted with you and to convey the program’s ethos, curriculum, and objectives. On interview, day candidates will have lunch with current residents. In addition, at the start of each week of interviews, residents and candidates gather for dinner at a local restaurant; we encourage you to attend if your travel plans permit. As no residency program is equally a suitable fit for all every candidate, we aim to provide you with ample opportunity to familiarize yourself with FAU Psychiatry, ask questions and have them answered to your satisfaction, and, with the help of faculty and residents alike, gain an intimate view of our program. After your visit to FAU Psychiatry, we will remain available to address questions and concerns that you might have as you consider our program for your residency training.

Last Modified 7/15/21