Psychiatry

Core Career Advisors

  • USMLE Data
    USMLE Data
    UNR Med 2013 - 2019 U.S. Allopathic Seniors (2018)
    Step Matched Step Matched Unmatched
    Step 1 Mean  219 Step 1 Mean  226 215
    Step 2 Mean  234 Step 2 Mean  239 229
  • PRECENTILE DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL MATCHED SENIORS (2016-2018)
    PRECENTILE DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL MATCHED SENIORS (2016-2018)
     Criteria  UNR Med 25th 50th 75th
    # Matched Seniors 16 13 18 25
    % of Class 8.2 4 5 6
    Mean # of programs on rank order list 7.2 8.8 9.9 11.2
    Mean # of programs ranked in specialty 7 8.7 9.7 10.9
    Mean # of research experiences 2.5 2.2 2.7 3.2
    Mean # of volunteer experiences 6.1 5.5 6.4 7.7
    Mean Step 1 Score 227.4 218.6 223.5 228
    Mean Step 2 Score 241.1 233.7 238.1 241.5

    Charting Outcomes of the Match  | (3rd Party Document Download)

  • Outcomes of the 2019 Match
    Outcomes of the 2019 Match
     Year # Programs # Positions Offered # Unfilled Programs # U.S. Senior Applicants # Total Applicants % Filled US Seniors % Filled Total 
    PGY-1

    298 1740 13 1257 2767 60.60% 98.90%
  • Does Step 2 score influence rank?

    Program Dependent

  • Should Applicants Do Away Rotations?

    Yes, particularly if you are strongly interested in a program or location.

  • UNR Med Away Rotation Placements 2013-2019
    • Montana
    • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
    • University of Arizona COM
    • University of California, Davis
    • University of California, Los Angeles
    • University of California, Los Angeles-Harbor
    • University of California, San Diego
    • University of California, San Francisco - Fresno Campus
    • University of Colorado SOM
    • University of New Mexico
    • University of Texas-San Antonio
    • University of Utah
    • University of Washington School of Medicine
    • Weill Cornell Medical College NY
  • Application Strategies

    Research

    • Some research/scholarship is helpful for academic/larger University programs                                              

    Personal Statement

    • The personal statement is especially important in Psychiatry.
    • Psychiatry programs are looking for answers to the following questions:
    • What attracts this applicant to Psychiatry, in as specific a manner as possible?
    • What are the applicant’s goals in Psychiatry?
    • Convey something about who you are, your values, what interests and excites them about the field, what makes you unique, add extracurricular activities if relevant.                                                                   

    Letters of Recommendation

    • Three (3) letters are recommended with 1 from within the specialty.
    • A Chair’s letter is not required.
    • Letters from Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Pediatrics can be relevant
    • Letters should come from a faculty member who has worked closely with you clinically and who can be specific.                                

    Application Timing

    • Programs begin reviewing applicants when ERAS opens in September
    • Programs begin offering interviews in October   

    Interviews

    Program interviews are from late October-Mid-January

  • Online Resources
  • Matched Programs

    2019

    • Loyola Unv Med Ctr-IL
    • U Arizona COM-Phoenix
    • U Arizona COM-Phoenix
    • Jackson Memorial Hosp-FL
    • UNLV
    • UNLV

    2018

    • UNR Med - Reno
    • University of North Dakota SOM               

    2017

    • University of Nevada Affiliated Hospitals-LV                        
    • University of Nevada Affiliated Hospitals-LV                        
    • University of Nevada Affiliated Hospitals-LV                        
    • UNR Med - Reno                             
    • University of Southern California                              
    • UCLA San Fernando Valley VA Greater Health                     
    • UCLA San Fernando Valley VA Greater Health                     
    • Mayo Clinic - MN                             
    • UC Davis Medical Center

    2016

    • UC Irvine Medical Center
    • Kaweah Delta Health Care Dist-Visalia
    • UC San Diego Medical Center
    •  UC San Diego Medical Center
    • UNR Med - Reno

    2015

    • University of Utah
    • University of North Carolina Hospitals
    • University of Nevada Affil Hospitals-LV
    • Tufts Medical Center - MA
    • San Antonio Uniformed Svsc Health Educ Consortium

    2014

    • Loma Linda University

    2013

    • University of Nevada Affil Hospitals-LV
    • University of Nevada Affil Hospitals-LV

    2012

    • UNR Med
    • University of Oklahoma - Tulsa
    • University of Nevada Affil Hospitals-LV
    • University of Nevada Affil Hospitals-LV