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Application FAQ


How do I apply to your residency training program?
We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). We cannot accept applications on paper.

What is the deadline for completed applications?
The deadline for completed applications is October 15th.

Do you have a board score requirement?
No, all applications are reviewed independently.

How many letters of recommendation are required?
We require 3 letters of recommendation from any attending physician of your choice. It is best that at least one letter to be from a psychiatrist. 

How many positions do you have available?
We offer 10 PGY-1 positions in the match.

When do you interview applicants applying for the positions?
We interview applicants on Mondays and Tuesdays from November through January. We do not interview during the weeks of the Christmas and New Year holidays.

How do I sign up for a psychiatry elective?
Medical students interested in Electives and Subinternships should apply through Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). Access to VSAS can be found at the College's webpage for Visiting Students.

Does your program review applications from individuals who have completed a prior residency?

What is the department's policy on International Medical Graduates (IMG's)?
The department does not provide sponsorship or pay for visas. All IMGs must have a current ECFMG certificate. We accept applications from candidates on J1 visas.

Do you have any PGY2 transfer positions?
We generally have one to two PGY2 transfer positions per academic year. Interested applicants should email a letter and curriculum vitae to our Managaer of Training Programs.


We encourage potential applicants to contact us with questions:

Shamila Dilmaghani
Manager of Training Programs
Weill Cornell Psychiatry

​Weill Cornell Medicine Psychiatry

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