2023-2024 Residency Program Message and Criteria

2023-2024 University of Louisville Department of Psychiatry Residency Program Criteria

Applications are considered for a PGY-1 match position through the NRMP and ERAS only, if the following minimum requirements are met:

  1. USMLE Step 1/COMLEX Level 1 = passed by 3rd attempt
  2. USMLE Step 2 CK/COMLEX Level 2 CE = passed by 2nd attempt
  3. Must have taken and passed USMLE Step 1/COMLEX Level 1 in order to apply.  (Your score for USMLE Step 2 CK/COMLEX Level 2 CE must be available and posted in ERAS by February 1, 2022.)
  4. Recommendation letters from at least 3 physicians in the U.S. who have worked with you recently.
  5. Demonstrated interest in psychiatry through work in this or your native country.

Graduation date should be within 10 years (July 1, 2013)

* We sponsor the J-1 Exchange Visitor Medical Trainee Category visa only.
Please check to be sure that you completely understand the requirements for a J-1 visa before applying to our program.


** International Medical Graduates must obtain ECFMG certification by NRMP Match week (2nd/3rd week of March) and must have the actual ECFMG certificate in hand in order to complete the J-1 visa process.


US citizenship or permanent resident status preferred.

The application deadline is October 15, 2023.  Preference given to applications received by September 30, 2023.

Application Procedure


Apply Now Through ERAS

Contact Information

To contact the Residency Office, please call (502) 588-4865, or email psychres@louisville.edu.


Anyone interested in advocacy efforts to increase the number of residency positions available may be interested in visiting the site below: https://news.aamc.org/for-the-media/article/gme-funding-doctor-shortage/