Applicant Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  1. Eligibility Criteria for Application to the Residency in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in the
    Department of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine
    1. Graduate of U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
    2. The University of Connecticut Health Center sponsors international candidates on J - 1 visas only.
    3. Graduate of a foreign medical school with:
      • A valid ECFMG certificate or –
      • Completion of Fifth Pathway Program provided by a medical school accredited by the LCME or –
      • A full and unrestricted license to practice Medicine
    4. Passed USMLE Step 1 and 2 with either completion of Step 3 OR plans to complete before entering the program.
    5. Prior Psychiatry residency training in good standing (without probation) as evidenced by:
      • Completion of an accredited Residency in Psychiatry at a U.S. or Canadian Medical School or –
      • Completion of the PG1, PG2, and PG3 years of an accredited Residency in Psychiatry at a U.S. or Canadian Medical School. May apply to program prior to completion of PG3 year.
  2. Selection Criteria to the Residency in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry
    at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine
    1. Selection of residents is based on:
      • Resident applicant qualities of honesty, integrity, professionalism, and desire for training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
      • Satisfactory meeting of eligibility requirements for application to our Program (see above).
      • Information provided in the applicant’s application packet, and -
      • Information provided during the applicant’s interview with our Program, and -
      • Review of all pertinent applicant information by the Admissions Committee of the
        Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
  3. If accepted to our Program and choosing to matriculate to the Residency in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, you must by July 1st of your year of entry into the program:
    1. Have a valid state of Connecticut license to practice medicine upon entering the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Residency in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry by July 1st of the year of residency entry.
    2. Have a valid federal and state of Connecticut DEA number upon entering the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Residency in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry by July 1st of the year of residency entry.

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The program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, disability or national origin.