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.


December 31, 2022

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 (ECFMG) 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
  • If currently or previously enrolled in a residency program, a training letter from the program director
  • Medical student performance evaluation from a Dean's office
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Current photograph

We recommend all applicants review the North Carolina Medical Board requirements for licensure prior to applying

Information for International Medical Graduates

  • All of the above required documentation
  • Must be ECFMG certified at the time of applying
  • Program sponsors J-1 Visas
  • No cut-off date in terms of medical school graduation
  • No minimum score requirements, but recommend applicants review the North Carolina Medical Board requirements for licensure requirements
  • No requirement for previous clinical experience, though it is highly encouraged