Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Residency Program
Application, Requirements and Appointment Process
Applicants for Admission to the First Year:
Quillen College of Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry are participants in the National Residency Matching Program. Applicants must apply directly through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for PGY I positions. (See link below.)
- Applicants must be eligible to get a temporary training license in the state of Tennessee.
- Applicants must submit certified or original copies of transcripts of their medical education.
- Applicants must have passed Part I and Part II (CK and CS) of USMLE prior to starting residency, ideally on the first attempt.
- Three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant's qualifications and Psychiatry interest, and the Dean's letter (or MSPE equivalent) are required.
- A personal statement and current curriculum vitae must be included in the application.
- U.S. Psychiatry experience will usually be expected.
- Applicants who are International Medical Graduates (IMG's) are required to have current ECFMG certification.
Successful candidates must meet all eligibility requirements for appointment to ETSU’s GME programs, and all our affiliated hospitals. Verification of compliance with the Selective Services System registration requirements is a condition for appointment to our affiliated Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
- We generally do not sponsor visas.
Note: Optional for applicants: a brief supplemental paragraph related to interest in our program, and a short situational judgment test after our review of initial application material.
NOTE: COVID Related Issues:
We realize that in the 2020-21 application cycle some applicants may not have their Step 2 USMLE or COMLEX done. In addition, some students may not have had the opportunity to get their Psychiatry rotation and thus may not have a recommendation for Psychiatry service. Please share if this is the case in your application material.
Interview and Selection:
Applicants will have virtual interviews for admission to the program during this 2020-21 application cycle. Applicants are invited for interviews after screening of application materials. The interview process will run from October through January prior to the training year beginning July 1.
Since there are no in-person (only virtual) interviews, we strongly suggest that applicants review the detailed information on our website and the videos which will give you a better sense of the area, the campus, and the educational sites for the program.
It is the policy of East Tennessee State University, and this Residency Program, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, sex, physical or mental disability, pregnancy status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or covered veteran's status in its admissions policies and all its departments, activities, or employment practices.