Applying for Residency

Our residents choose to train at the University of Arizona for a variety of reasons, but most cite 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.

Externships and Observerships

We do not currently offer externships or observerships.

PGY1 Applicants

Applications must be submitted through ERAS. Upon review of completed applications, we will contact suitable candidates to arrange a visit with us. In consideration of travel expenses, we will include a flyer listing hotels in the nearby area that offer reduced rates to applicants we will be interviewing. Our interview day is personalized to include a series of one-on-one interviews with the Department Chair and Program Directors, key faculty and residents, lunch and a tour of the Banner –University Medical Center Tucson campus.

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

  • Common Application Form.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Medical School Transcripts.
  • MSPE (Dean's Letter).
  • 2' x 2" photograph.
  • Three (3) Physician Letters of Reference.
    • At least one letter from Psychiatry

The application deadline is December 1, our interview spots tend to fill up much earlier in the season.

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.

Most of our ERAS applications are reviewed as soon as they release from ERAS. Although the application deadline is December 1, our interview spots tend to fill up much earlier in the season. Please refer to ERAS for specific program application requirements. In order to be ranked for the Match following interview an applicant must have successfully completed both portions of USMLE/COMLEX Step 2.

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, our interview spots tend to fill up much earlier in the season.

 

 

Contact Information

Jason Curry, DO
Program Director, Psychiatry Residency Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Email: Jason.Curry@bannerhealth.com


Saira Kalia, MD
Associate Program Director, Psychiatry Residency Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychaitry
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Email: skalia@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

The application deadline is December 1.