Applicant Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

  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. UConn Health sponsors international candidates on J-1 visas only.
  3. Graduate of a foreign medical school with:
    1. A valid ECFMG certificate or
    2. Completion of Fifth Pathway Program provided by a medical school accredited by the LCME or
    3. 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:
    1. Completion of an accredited residency in psychiatry at a U.S. or Canadian medical school or
    2. 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.

Selection Criteria

  1. Selection of residents is based on:
    1. Resident applicant qualities of honesty, integrity, professionalism, and desire for training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    2. Satisfactory meeting of eligibility requirements for application to our program (see above)
    3. Information provided in the applicant’s application packet, and
    4. Information provided during the applicant’s interview with our program, and
    5. Review of all pertinent applicant information by the Admissions Committee of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

If accepted to our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program and choosing to matriculate, you must have:

  1. A valid state of Connecticut license to practice medicine upon entering the UConn School of Medicine Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by July 1 of the year of residency entry.
  2. A valid federal and state of Connecticut DEA number upon entering the UConn School of Medicine Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by July 1 of the year of residency entry.

View more information on Eligibility Requirements and Selection.

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