How to Apply

Community Health Network Psychiatry Residency is committed to recruiting and training physicians of the highest caliber. The program selects from among eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credential, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.

The program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.

Community is unable to provide employment sponsorship for immigration benefits.

All participants in this process adhere to the rules and ethical guidelines set forth by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Applications are only accepted from the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply Through ERAS

Our program fully complies with the ACGME requirements.

Residents must possess the following characteristics and meet the following criteria for consideration for appointment.

  • Applicants with one of the following educational qualifications are eligible for appointment:
    1. Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the LCME.
    2. Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the AOA.
    3. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who hold one of the following additional qualifications:
    • Current and valid ECFMG certification prior to appointment
    • A full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in Indiana
    • Completed a” Fifth Pathway” program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
  • Applicants must have passed USMLE Parts I, II, and Clinical Skills, preferably on the first attempt. More than three attempts on any one part disqualify the applicant from licensure in the State of Indiana and application consideration. A score of 200 or higher is preferred. COMLEX is an acceptable substitute for osteopathic applicants.
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Applicants must have at least one year of direct patient care clinical experience in the United States. Research, volunteer work, and observerships do not qualify. Patient care clinical experience must be on-the-job or rotational experience.
  • Applicant must have graduated from medical school within five years of application.
  • Applicants must provide three letters of recommendation with the author’s name, phone number, and address listed. References will be checked and appointment is contingent on acceptable recommendations.
  • Applicants must have sufficient command of English to permit accurate and unimpeded communication with patients and faculty preceptors.
  • All applicants must participate in the NRMP match.

Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. Applications that fulfill these requirements will be considered for an interview. The faculty reserve the right to offer interviews to selected applicants who do not meet these criteria if there are extenuating circumstances that would enhance the applicant’s residency candidacy. Interviews are granted by invitation only and occur during the months of October, November and December.

Application deadline
Applications are accepted until November 30, 2018 for the 2019-2020 academic year. Only applications submitted electronically through ERAS will be considered and reviewed.

Community Health Network Psychiatry Residency Program does not offer observerships or externships.

Contact us
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