UTHSC Psychiatry Residency Applicant Site

Welcome, prospective residents. Thank you for your interest in the psychiatry residency program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. This "Applicant" section provides information to help you determine whether our post-graduate programs meet your professional goals and objectives. You are also welcome to view information listed throughout the program website.

The Psychiatry Residency Training Program is fully accredited for four years. Clinical rotations reflect the emphasis and goals of each year of training. Didactic material presented in courses and seminars is carefully coordinated with these rotations. Most instruction occurs in small group settings, with faculty representing varied disciplines that include psychiatry, psychology, and social work.

The Residency Training Committee, composed of both faculty and resident members, is responsible for developing, evaluating, and revising the program. Residents regularly evaluate their training experiences and have important input regarding the selection of their clinical rotations and supervisors. Thus, the program is carefully tailored to the individual needs of residents within the framework of a curriculum designed to maximize opportunities for professional and academic growth.

Application Process

Positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All applications must be submitted through ERAS.

  1. ERAS Application
  2. Photograph (required)
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Transcript
  5. Deans Letter
  6. USMLE or COMLEX Scores
  7. 3 Letters of Recommendation

Our application deadline is November 30. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for an interview.

International Medicine Graduate Requirements

Candidates with a passing score on the first attempt on USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS have priority in our selection process.  We do not require USMLE Step 3 when reviewing your application.  We do not have a specific score requirement.  You must have your score and a valid ECFMG certificate.

Type of Visa Offered: J1 visa only.  Please do not submit an application to our program if you require a H visa.  

Graduation from Medical School should be within the last three (3) years.  If not, you must have worked in a clinical setting for at least 2 years in the last 5 years.  A year in a clinical setting in the United States of America is required.

All residents must pass a criminal background check before they are allowed to start work at the University of Tennessee.  Residents must pass USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX-USA Level 3 or MCCQE Part II to be eligible for a third year appointment.  Failure to pass the requirement examination by the beginning of the third year will result in non-renewal of the resident’s contract.

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Contact Us

Psychiatric Residency Training Program

920 Madison, Second Floor
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Phone: 901-448-6400
Fax: 901-448-8294
Iverson Bell Jr., M.D., Director
Email: ibell@uthsc.edu

Leigh Ann Barns,
Phone: 901-448-2302
Fax: 901-448-1477
Email: lbarns@uthsc.edu