Department of Psychiatry

Application Information


Our program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and applications may be made online. All applications are reviewed by the Residency Selection Committee. Qualified applicants are invited for interviews with faculty, and are afforded the opportunity to visit the department's clinical facilities and to spend time with current residents.

The Wright State University Integrated Psychiatry Residency Program has 10 categorical positions per year. Five positions are filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and five positions are filled through the Joint Service Graduate Medical Education Selection Board (JSGMESB). You can access additional information about our residency program via the American Medical Association's FREIDA Online.

Program codes:
ACGME #: 400-38-21-178
NRMP # — categorical: 2011400C0

  1. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply prior to Oct. 1. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1.
  2. Applications are accepted from graduates of United States and Canadian medical schools (M.D. and D.O.) and equivalent international medical schools. There is no limit to the number of years since graduation. *International Medical Graduates need to have completed medical training within 10 years of applying to our program.
  3. Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine recognizes that residents are trainees, not employees. As such, applicants must be able to meet conditions of the institutional house-officer (resident) training agreement.
  4. Due to our integrated status with the United States Air Force, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  5. Applicants must possess sufficient command of English to permit accurate and unimpeded communication.
  6. Applicants must be eligible for a physician training license as granted by the Ohio Medical Board.
  7. There is no minimum USMLE Step 1 or Step 2 (CK) or COMLEX Level 1 or Level 2 score requirement or maximum number of attempts. Original transcripts must be provided. Having USMLE Step 2 or COMLEX Step 2 scores uploaded by Oct. 1 is strongly recommended.
  8. Applicants must have an interest in all areas of psychiatry, including psychotherapy, and at least two of your three letters of recommendation should come from a psychiatrist, preferably ones working within the United States.

Foreign Medical Graduates

In addition to above guidelines, foreign medical graduates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Applicants from medical schools outside of the United States or Canada must have at least six months of relevant U.S. clinical training experience and must have passed both USMLE Step 2 CS and Step 2 CK prior to being invited for an interview.
  2. Applicants must be Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate eligible to be considered for an interview.
  3. We are unable to accept residents with visas of any type, regardless of sponsorship needs.
  4. The Wright State University Department of Psychiatry participates in the National Resident Matching Program and abides by all its regulations. The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interview Process

Interviews with program faculty and current residents are scheduled after applicants have been selected to interview. Because there are differences in residency programs and the individual applicant’s personal goals for training, it is essential that each applicant participate in the full interview process. A full day of interviews, tours and informal contact with current residents is scheduled. Interviews are conducted on most Tuesdays October through January.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to interview everyone. The Selection Committee will review your application, and we will notify you if you have been selected to interview. Please do not contact faculty or residents directly. If you would like the selection committee to review your application, please contact the residency coordinator. Please do not send additional information including recommendation letters to the program or faculty.  We will only evaluate information provided in the ERAS application.

Last edited on 09/13/2021.