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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).

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 long is the interview day?
You should plan to spend a full day at Cornell, including breakfast and lunch. There will be a social event for applicants in a resident’s home every Monday night of applicant season. We hope you’ll attend!

How do I sign up for a medical student 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 Medical College's webpage for Visiting Students.

Does your program review applications from individuals who have completed a prior residency?
Yes. Additionally, we generally have one to two PGY2 transfer positions per academic year. Interested applicants should email a letter and curriculum vitae to our Manager of Training Programs (shd2026@med.cornell.edu).

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. Our hospital accepts applications from candidates on J1 visas.

How many vacation days do residents get per year?
Each resident has 20 vacation days.

Where do residents typically rotate for their psychiatry rotations?
Required psychiatry rotations occur at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell (Manhattan), New York Presbyterian-Westchester Division, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Residents may also spend time at Hospital for Special Surgery. Numerous elective sites are available and utilized.

Are residents compensated for meals while at work?
Residents are provided with a meal card, allowing them to spend $100 per month at the hospital cafeteria. Additional food is available in any of the on-site cafeterias and cafes.

Where do residents typically live?
Many residents choose to live in NewYork-Presbyterian housing, with several options located blocks NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. More information about these options can be found by clicking here.

Are there child care options close by?
On-site child care is available for house staff at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. More information can be found here.

Please feel free to contact us with further questions.

Shamila Dilmaghani
Manager of Training Programs
Weill Cornell Psychiatry
shd2026@med.cornell.edu

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