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 October 31, 2014. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for an interview.

All new residents will be required to pass a criminal background check before they will be able to work for the University.

International Medicine Graduate Requirements

For International Medical Graduates we require U.S. permanent residency status (or US citizenship) and prefer a score of 80 or above on the USMLE part II. The score requirement may be offset if you have passed the CSA exam or if you have psychiatry experience after medical school. If you have been out of medical school for more than 6-7 years, we would like to see evidence of continued competency in general internal medicine, such as an externship or practice experience. We do not offer J1 or H1 visas.

All of our applications for the match come through ERAS and we do not offer pre-match positions.

The psychiatry program does not offer externships or observerships.

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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