The McGaw/Northwestern Psychiatry Training Program accepts applications from graduates of medical schools approved by the LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education). We also consider applicants certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) who have completed all necessary requirements for training in the United States.
Our program primarily accepts applicants for training in general psychiatry in the PGY-1 year. Occasionally PGY-2 or PGY-3 positions become available in the program, but these positions are filled outside of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
We base our selection of residents on the content of the ERAS application as well as interviews with faculty and input from our current residents. On interview days, candidates will meet with three or more faculty members, and meet with individual residents as well as resident groups. The interview day gives the program an opportunity to get to know the candidate in more depth, and allows the candidate to get a good "feel" for the program.
Interview Dates 2015-16
Our tentative interview dates for this year are:
- November 5-6, 2015
- November 19-20, 2015
- December 3-4, 2015
- December 10-11, 2015
- December 17-18, 2015
Requirements for Residency Training
- We do not have minimum USMLE score criteria; you must have taken and passed USMLE I, CK and CS by January 31, 2016. We consider the scores in the context of the rest of the application.
- Completion of at least four weeks of clinical psychiatry training in medical school.
- An ECFMG certificate valid at least until July 1 of the year for which one is applying (for IMG applicants).
All PGY-1 appointments are made through the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program), 2501 M. St. New, Suite 1, Washington, DC, 20037-1307, and all medical students, including foreign graduates, are required to participate in this program. All applications must be submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®).
If you are an International Medical Graduate, you may obtain information by writing to: ECFMG-ERAS Program, PO Box 13467, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104-3467, USA. or you visit the ECFMG website. All correspondence should be addressed to Joan M Anzia, MD, Director, Psychiatry Residency Program.
Visit our current residents page to find out more about our residents.