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Application Process

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

Our program is searching for candidates of all backgrounds who would be a great fit in our program. We prioritize individuals who demonstrate a track record of patient centeredness, kindness, empathy, diligence, and good communication skills.

Connections to our program and the Memphis area

We gladly welcome individuals from all regions into our program. Due to the limited number of interview slots that we have and our inability to interview all qualified candidates, we would love to know if you have connections to the greater Memphis area and/or the State of Tennessee. Please contact our program coordinator Leigh Ann Barns at if you would like to inform us of any specific reasons why you are interested in our program.

  • ERAS Application
  • Current Photograph
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • MSPE
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores
    • We will consider all applications in a holistic manner, without firm requirements for specific USMLE scores.
    • A score for Step 1/Part 1 is required with submission of your initial application.
    • Scores for Step 2/Part 2 are not required to be granted an interview.
    • Scores for Step 2 CK/Part 2 CE are encouraged to be available as early as possible. Passing scores are required prior to February 15 for an applicant to be considered for our rank list.
  • Minimum of three Letters of Recommendation
ERAS 2024 Residency Application Timeline

The application deadline is October 31 each year. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for an interview.

International Medicine Graduate Requirements

Due to the large number of highly qualified applicants that we receive, only a small number of international medical graduates are granted interviews.

To be considered by our selection committee as an IMG applicant, one must have a passing score of 230 on the first attempts of USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK.

In addition, we require the date of graduation from medical school to be within the last three (3) years, or that an applicant must have worked as a physician in a clinical setting for at least two years out of the last five years. We do not require USMLE Step 3 when reviewing your application. 

To be considered for ranking, applicants must submit a valid ECFMG certificate by February 15. We do not routinely sponsor J-1 Visas and cannot sponsor H visas.

The Psychiatry Program does not facilitate observerships or externship.

Aug 10, 2023