Applying

APPLICATIONS:

All applications must be submitted through ERAS and we only offer positions through the NRMP.

WHAT FACTORS ARE CONSIDERED IN SCREENING APPLICATIONS?

KDHCD receives hundreds of applications for its positions. Many factors are considered in screening applications for a personal interview. However, before a residency applicant can receive full consideration, all of the following documents must be received:

  • A complete ERAS application
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript (from a School recognized by the Medical Board of California)
  • Dean’s Letter
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • 3 letters of recommendation – written or updated (by original author) within the last calendar year (Attention will be paid to whether or not the applicant has waived his/her right to view the letter)

International Medical School Graduates must also submit:

Current Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL - "California Letter") Candidates will not be considered until a current PTAL is on file with the KDHCD Office of GME.

ECFMG Certification

Proof of recent, relevant experience in the U.S. Medical System

DOES THE MEDICAL SCHOOL I ATTENDED MEET KDHCD REQUIREMENTS?

Applicants must have graduated from a Medical School approved by the Medical Board of California.

IS THERE A LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF YEARS SINCE THE TIME OF GRADUATION?

Yes. It is strongly preferred that applicants graduated from medical school in the last three years. Should it be longer than five years, applications will still be considered, but detailed information must be included in the personal statement.

DO YOU REQUIRE A MINIMUM USMLE SCORE?

The minimum score is 210. USMLE scores as Applicants are not chosen based on test results alone. However, test results and the number of attempts required to pass each test level are one factor in the evaluation of applications.

DO YOU ACCEPT COMLEX SCORES?

Yes. Applications from graduates of Osteopathic Medical Schools are welcome. All supplemental application materials/documents required of Allopathic Medical Schools must also be submitted through ERAS.

DO YOU HAVE A DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS?

Yes. We conduct interviews from November to January of each year. We encourage applications to be filed with ERAS in September as interview positions are limited. Our deadline is December 31st.

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT:

Accepting applicants with prior US GME experience (due to CMS policies regarding newly accredited teaching institutions)

Providing Visa Sponsorship

Pre-screening applicants

Distributing application materials

Offering observership positions

Filling positions outside of the Match

Offering off-cycle positions

HOW DO I CONTACT THE KDHCD PSYCHIATRY RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAM?

Unless otherwise instructed, address all inquiries to the KDHCD Office of Graduate Medical Education at: kdgme@kdhcd.org.