Applying for Residency

Our residents choose to train at the University of Arizona for a variety of reasons, but most site the variety of training experiences, collegial atmosphere, and well balance biopsychosocial approach to patients as top reasons. Please look through our website, and if you have further questions contact us. We are happy to discuss all that our program has to offer with potential future trainees.

The Department of Psychiatry participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), a service of The Association of American Medical Colleges.

For ERAS, our ACGME Program ID is 400-03-21-012.

Information for Foreign Medical Graduates

We do have current International Medical Graduates as residents. International Medical Graduates are welcome to apply to the Program. International Medical Graduates must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) located at 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2685. Phone: (215) 386-5900.

When reviewing applications, we prefer applicants who have passed all USMLE exams taken without any failures. We also prefer applicants who have not been out of training for longer than 5 years. The Program receives many more qualified applications than can be interviewed. Various factors affect the decision of whether to interview a candidate, such as clinical experience and interest in psychiatry, extracurricular activities, medical school performance, USMLE scores, dean’s letters and letters of recommendation.

To be considered for an interview, please note the following requirements:

  • ECFMG certification prior to December 1st application deadline.
  • Must have had some clinical experience in psychiatry.
  • Must have had some clinical experience in the United States.
  • Must have an excellent proficiency in both written and spoken English.
  • If necessary, J-1 Visa only.

The application deadline is December 1.

Externships and Observerships

We do not currently offer externships or observerships.

Contact Information
Julie Demetree, MD
Program Director
Email: demetree@psychiatry.arizona.edu

Maria Jennings, C-TAGME
Senior Residency Program Manager
Certified Training Administrator for Graduate Medical Education
Phone: (520) 874-4501
Email: mariarj@psychiatry.arizona.edu