Application Process

  • Our program participates exclusively in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
  • Applications for PGY-1 positions are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Paper applications or any documents sent to us outside ERAS are not accepted. If you are not familiar with the ERAS process, please contact your Dean's office or Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.
  • Applications for PGY-1 positions will be accepted through ERAS beginning October 21, 2020

Applicants to the Brown Psychiatry Residency Program from the United States or Canada must have graduated from an LCME-approved medical school listed under "accredited programs" at the LCME website. If you are a graduate of an international medical school please review requirements below. We generally do not interview applicants who have been out of medical school or medical practice for more than five years.  

In addition to the General Psychiatry Residency, Brown offers other unique training experiences. Three positions per year are available in the Triple Board Residency (Combined Pediatrics/General Adult Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry). 

A completed application includes:

  • A completed electronic ERAS common application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcript sent from your medical school
  • Passing board scores on USMLE Step 1, first attempt preferred (applicants with multiple fails generally are not offered an interview).  Higher scores are more competitive.
  • Passing scores on COMLEX exam along with passing scores on the USMLE Step 1.
  • A minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation, including one from a psychiatrist familiar with your work.
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) will be sent from your Dean’s Office via ERAS on or after October 21st.  Please confirm this with your school.

Your medical school advisor should be able to guide you in preparing your application. Additionally, there is a summary of the application process on the APA website as part of their Residency Experience Guide

Deadline:  We have a rolling application process and continue to review applications until all of our interview slots have been filled. You should apply as soon as you decide to interview at Brown. 

Research Track: Please note, there is no special application or match number for our research track. ALL applicants use the same application.

If you have any questions about the program or application process, please email our Program Coordinator, or call her at (401) 455-6375.

Graduates of foreign medical schools who meet current federal regulations concerning post-graduate education of foreign-trained physicians are also considered. Applicants must be eligible for a limited license to practice medicine in Rhode Island. If you are an International (Foreign) Medical Graduate, in addition to the documents listed above, your application must include:

  • A copy of your ECFMG certification
  • Copies of all ECFMG/FMGEMS/FLEX scores
  • At least one letter of recommendation originating from the USA
  • The program/hospital accepts only J1 visas
  • Psychiatric clinical experience in the United States is required. However, an extended course of psychiatric research experience may also be considered. 

The selection process at Brown conforms to procedures adopted by the National Residency Matching Program.