Graduate Medical Education : Application Information

Application Information

Applications for PGY-1 positions are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Your ERAS application should include a personal statement, valid ECFMG certificate or License (as appropriate), a medical school transcript, MSPE or dean’s letter, and three additional letters of reference from those who are best qualified to document your ability and experiences.

All those applying for PGY-1 positions must be in the NRMP match.

PGY-2 and higher level applicants may apply using a Jackson Memorial Hospital Application form and submit it with all required documents listed above to:

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital
1695 NW 9th Ave
Suite 3100, D29
Miami, FL 33136
Or email documents to:

For all level applicants, our selection committee pays close attention to the following:

  • Documentation of excellent academic records and medical school performance
  • Scores on USMLE Step 1 and 2 of over 200 (or COMLEX equivalent)
  • One full year of clinical experience in a US hospital is strongly recommended for International Medical Graduates
  • Applicants who demonstrate an interest in the field of Psychiatry through research, publications, volunteer work, Mental Health advocacy, etc.
  • Applicants must not have been dismissed from a previous residency program.
  • Years since medical school graduate will be closely examined.

Resident Selection Policy

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Executive Committee will serve as a review panel to examine applications and will advise the Residency Training Director in the selection process. The “Match Selection Process”, held annually will receive input from faculty and residents and will select from among eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities, such as motivation and integrity. Selection will not be made with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, ethnicity, disability or veteran status.

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