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How to Apply

Applications for our residency program are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS), and all applicants must also register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

We accept applications from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. Selected candidates will be invited to interview.

Interview invitations are offered on a rolling basis. Applicants will have a 7-day time period to accept their invitation to interview with our program, and we do not extend a greater number of invitations to interview than the number of available interview slots. 

A complete Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) application includes:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Dean's letter of recommendation
  • Three letters of recommendation from clinical faculty
  • One page personal statement
  • Photo (optional)

For the 2023 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 provides:

  • 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; and
  • program signals.

The supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform 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.

How to Apply for the Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP)

The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has a strong track record and decades of experience in combined research and clinical training of successful physician-scientists. To learn more about our Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP), please visit the program’s website.

If you would like to apply to the PSTP program to pursue a research track in psychiatry residency, please submit your PSTP application at the same time that you submit your application to our residency training program.