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Application FAQ

Applicants applying for a position in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH)-Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) (ACGME ID # 4003511147) must hold an M.D. 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) http://www.aamc.org/students/eras/guideline/start.htm matching system. This year, we are recruiting for 10 PGY-1 positions starting on June 21, 2021.

How do I apply to your residency training program?
We only accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) http://www.aamc.org/students/eras/guideline/start.htm .

How many positions do you have available?
We offer 10 PGY-1 positions in the match. These positions will start on June 21, 2021.

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 will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays starting November through January 2021. We do not interview during the weeks of the Christmas and New Year holidays. After your completed application is reviewed by our Program Director and Selection Committee, applicants will be notified by e-mail of interview arrangements. Dates for interviews will be offered at that time. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and NRMP guidelines, the entire interview process will be virtual; there will be no on campus visits or tours.

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

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

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 generally have one to two PGY-2 transfer positions per academic year. Interested applicants should email their personal statement and curriculum vitae to our Residency Coordinator, Brittany Nelson (brn3001@med.cornell.edu ). Please Note: We have already filled our two PGY-2 Transfer positions for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

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

Further information may be obtained by contacting our Program Coordinator, Ms. Brittany Nelson at brn3001@med.cornell.edu