How to Apply

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

How to Apply
We are pleased that you are interested in applying to our program. Please remember that the program only accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Information submitted outside of ERAS cannot be accepted. Residents are selected only through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) for PGY 1 positions. Applicants must be eligible for licensure (training permit) in Nevada, more information available at the Nevada Medical Examiners Board. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their suitability for psychiatric practice, fit with the program, previous academic and clinical performance, letters of recommendation and interview.

Interviews
Our interview season extends from November through February. Interviews are offered to appropriate applicants after review of your ERAS application and supporting materials. No paper applications will be accepted. The number of interview slots is limited, so please submit your application materials as early as possible. Interviews are a ½ day with several candidates scheduled at a time. All interviews will be online and virtual.

Application Materials
Please use the following guidelines to complete your application:

  • Completed online ERAS application.
  • Dean's letter from your medical school.
  • Three recent (within 6 months) letters of recommendation from physicians with whom you have worked closely with during your training, preferably at least one from a psychiatrist.
  • A recent photograph.
  • Personal statement detailing your interest in psychiatry as your career specialty.
  • Reports of your USMLE scores or COMLEX scores.
  • Medical school transcript.
  • ECFMG certificate, if relevant.
  • Documentation that can live and work in the United States if not a citizen or permanent resident.

We prefer individuals who have graduated from medical school within the past three years. For any applicant who graduated from medical school more than one year ago, we will want to know that you have been active in significant medical experiences in the intervening years and have kept current in your medical knowledge.

The State of Nevada is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified persons are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, political affiliation, or disability as outlined in the State Affirmative Action plan.

Please direct all correspondence and inquiries to:
Monica Oesterling 
Residency and Fellowship Coordinator
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
775-682-8455
moesterling@med.unr.edu