General Psychiatry Residency Application Process

The General Psychiatry Residency Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine is a four-year accredited program that accepts seven residents for PGY-1 training level.  Our program offers valuable one-on-one time with faculty advisers, supervisors and mentors through all stages of training, as well as a variety of hands-on clinical experiences.

Residents also benefit from research and forensic experiences and have the opportunity to work with faculty members or develop their own projects.

Application Process

Applicants interested in pursuing the General Psychiatry Residency program must submit an application via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and register with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Qualified candidates will be notified by email of available dates to schedule an interview.


November 30, 2018

Submitting an Application

  1. Complete your application through ERAS
  2. Register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)

Required Documentation

As part of the ERAS process, prospective residents will need to submit the following documentation:

  • USMLE Step I and II and/or COMLEX Level 1 and 2 board scores
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Exchange Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates certification (if applicable)
  • Personal statement or letter of interest explaining career choice and goals
  • Three letters of recommendation to be addressed to the program director
  • A letter from a program director if currently enrolled in a training program
  • Medical student performance evaluation from a Dean's office
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Current photograph