Applying to the Psychiatry Residency

Application Process

The Psychiatry Residency Program at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate participates in the ERAS Program for the residency application process. To obtain information about an application for our program, visit the ERAS website.

  • Applications received by mail will not be accepted.
  • The deadline for the receipt of the ERAS application is December 15th.
  • Upon receipt of the application, it will be reviewed and an invitation for an interview will be extended by e-mail to selected qualified applicants.

Application Requirements

  • Completed Common ERAS Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Dean's Letter
  • Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • USMLE Step I and II/Comlex I and II scores. No minimum score requirement. Must have passed by second attempt. (Step II must be available by February)
  • Photo (optional)
  • All residency applicants must fulfill Baystate's Resident & Fellow Appointment Requirements.

For international medical graduates, Baystate Medical Center supports J1 Clinical Visas. We require U.S. clinical experience involving direct patient care. Valid ECFMG certification must be obtained prior to starting the program.


Virtual Interviewing

Consistent with recommendations from the AAMC and the ACGME, UMass Chan-Baystate GME programs will conduct interviews virtually for all applicants.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have. Call 413-794-2535 or email

We look forward to hearing from you.

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