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Selection Process

Trainees interested in joining the NYP Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program must meet the minimum requirements for sub-specialty training, including the completion of one year of internship and either two or three years of general psychiatry residency training. Most residents accepted to the program begin our program at the PGY-IV or PGY-V level of postgraduate training.

International medical graduates are welcome to apply but must provide a copy of their ECFMG certificate in addition to Visa status, along with the other application requirements. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is only able to support foreign nationals on a J1 visa. The program director, associate program director, and program administrators review each application in its entirety. Decisions for interviews are based on that review and availability, so timely submission of application materials is encouraged.

Applications are no longer being accepted for 2019–2020. Please check back in September 2019 to apply for the 2020–2021 academic year.


A complete application to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)* site is required and must include the following items:

  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation, including one from your training director and one from an attending psychiatrist who served as a direct clinical supervisor in the past year
  • Official Medical School Transcript
  • Official Copy of your MSPE (Medical School Performance Evaluation/Dean's Letter)
  • Official USMLE Score Reports (Steps 1, 2, 3 or Equivalent)
  • Program Director's Verification Form Attesting to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) Fellowship Eligibility. The completed form should be attached at the end of the Training Director LOR and uploaded into ERAS. Should you have difficulty uploading this form, it can be mailed directly to the Program Director.

In addition to the above required by ERAS, we also require:

  • Copy of Medical School Diploma
  • Copy of Current Medical License
  • Copy of ECFMG Certificate**
  • Proof of Visa Status, if not a US Citizen (Please note that NYP only sponsors J1 visas)**

Please submit completed applications no later than November 1, 2017 for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants will be considered for interviews following the review of completed application packets.

The additional application materials and any inquiries regarding the selection and application process should be mailed or emailed to:

NewYork-Presbyterian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program
525 E. 68th Street Box 140
New York, NY 10065
Fax: 212-746-5944

Attn: Shamila Dilmaghani, Training Program Manager
Telephone: 212-746-5709

*Please note: The Electronic Residency Application Service does not support the Safari browser. Supported browsers include Chrome, FireFox, and Internet Explorer (IE 10, 11, or higher).

**Items to be included by foreign medical graduates only


NYP Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program

525 E. 68th Street, Box 140
New York, NY 10065

Shamila Dilmaghani, Training Program Manager, MPA

Tel: 212-746-5709