General Psychiatry Residency Application Process

The General Psychiatry Residency Program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine is a four-year accredited program that accepts nine 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).

An invitation to interview will come directly from our program through Thalamus GME.  Invitees will be able to choose available interview slots through the Thalamus GME Scheduler.


November 30, 2023

Submitting an Application

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

Application Requirements

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

Supplemental ERAS Applications

For the 2024 ERAS® cycle, our program will be collecting and reviewing data from applicants' supplemental ERAS applications. Completion of the standard MyERAS application is a requirement; completion of the supplemental ERAS application is optional.

In its second year of use, the supplemental ERAS application is designed to help applicants share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our program's setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional.

The supplemental ERAS application includes:

  • Geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural setting)
  • Information about an applicant's most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable
  • Program signals

The supplemental ERAS application will be delivered via email to applicants with a unique URL that is separate from the MyERAS application and must be completed between August 1 and September 16, 2022.

Learn more about the AAMC supplemental ERAS application.

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
  • Cut-off date in terms of medical school graduation is five years
  • No minimum score requirements, but recommend applicants review the North Carolina Medical Board requirements for licensure requirements
  • Applicants should have a minimum of 3 months of US clinical experience

Applications for PGY-2 and PGY-3 Positions

Our program may accept applications for PGY-2 or PGY-3 positions on a case-by-case basis. Should there be an opening; the Residency Program will communicate directly with the interested applicant. These positions are not filled through the Match process.

Before an applicant applies, the candidate’s current program director must be aware of their interest to apply to another program and given the candidate permission to discuss a transfer to our program.