Application FAQ

Applicants applying for a position in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH)-Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) (ACGME ID # 4003511147) must hold an M.D. or D.O. degree, or must currently be a senior medical student in an accredited U.S. or Canadian medical school. NewYork-Presbyterian is an AA/EEO employer.

All applications, including those from international medical graduates, are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) matching system. This year, we are recruiting for 10 PGY-1 positions starting on June 21, 2024.

How do I apply to your residency training program?
We only accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

How many positions do you have available?
We are recruiting 10 PGY-1 positions in this match. These positions will start on June 21, 2024.

What is the deadline for completed applications?
The deadline for completed applications is October 21st.

When do you interview applicants applying for the positions?

Interviews typically begin at the end of October or beginning of November. We do not interview during the weeks of the Christmas and New Year holidays. After completed applications are reviewed by our Program Directors and Selection Committee, applicants who are offered interviews will be notified by e-mail to schedule dates. We will only be contacting those who are granted interviews. The entire interview process is virtual.

How many letters of recommendation are required?

We require 3 letters of recommendation from attending physicians. We recommend that at least one letter comes from a psychiatrist.

Do you have a board score requirement?

We evaluate each application holistically. There are no “cut off” board scores, but applicants must pass Step 1 and Step 2 before beginning residency.

What is our Program’s policy on International Medical Graduates (IMG's)? 

Our Program does not provide sponsorship or pay for visas. All IMGs must have a current ECFMG certificate and a copy of their USMLE Step 1 scores. In terms of visa sponsorship, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital will only accept applicants with J1 visas. NYPH will not sponsor any candidate for an H-1B, H-1B1, E-3 or any other status to participate in this program.

Do you have any PGY2 transfer positions?
We have filled out PGY2 transfer positions for the upcoming academic year beginning in June of 2024.

How do I sign up for a psychiatry elective?

Medical students interested in Electives and Sub-internships should apply through Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO). Access to VSLO can be found at the College's webpage for Visiting Students.

Weill Cornell Medicine also offers a Diversity Visiting Clerkship Program for select applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine or who have demonstrated vision and commitment to improving the health status of diverse patient populations. 

Further information may be obtained by contacting our Ms. Rebecca Hellman, Coordinator for Psychiatry Medical Student Education at

If I have any further questions regarding the application process, or, the Residency Training Program who should I contact?

Further information regarding the Psychiatry Residency Training Program may be obtained by contacting our Residency Program Coordinator, Janny Chong (