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General Psychiatry Residency FAQs

FAQThe University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences and General Psychiatry Residency Program will not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.

What do I need to submit before my application is reviewed?

  1. Completed ERAS application. Non-ERAS applications will not be considered.
  2. Personal statement.
  3. Three letters of recommendation. All letters must be from U.S.physicians and dated within the past 12 months.
  4. Official medical school transcript (with registrar’s signature and seal).
  5. Dean’s letter or MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation).
  6. Official USMLE or COMLEX transcripts.

When do you start accepting applications?

September 2016. Only ERAS applications will be accepted.

When is the deadline for applications?

Completed Applications must be received in ERAS no later than November 11, 2016.

What are the requirements for applicants?

Preference will be given to candidates with USMLE Step 1 scores of 200 or greater and USMLE Step 2CK scores of 225 or greater (COMLEX Level 1 score of 425, Level 2CE score of 425 or greater) and to those who passed on their first attempt.

  • Candidates who have two (2) or more unsuccessful attempts (i.e., passing on the 3rd attempt) on Step 1 or Step 2CK or COMLEX Level 1 or Level 2CE will not be considered.
  • All candidates must pass Step 2 CS or COMLEX Level 2-PE on their first attempt to be considered.

For FMG candidates, passing of Step 3 is recommended, but not required.

Are there other requirements for application to the program?

Proficiency in written and spoken English is required. Though not required, U.S. clinical experience is preferred.

What types of visas do you sponsor for international medical graduates?

We sponsor J-1 visas only.

What is the residency’s policy regarding USMLE Step 3?

All residents must attempt Step 3 before completing their first year. Residents must pass Step 3 prior to January of their second year.

Are residents provided time to prepare for USMLE Step 3?

Residents may use up to 5 days of conference time to study for Step 3 prior to their first attempt.

What is your Accreditation status?

The University of Toledo General Psychiatry Residency Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our status is “Continued Accreditation.”

When are residents required to be on campus for the start of the program?

New residents are required to be present on campus no later than Monday of the 4th week in June for orientation.

Are residents required to have computer skills?

Basic computer skills and ability to type are required.

Are residents required to have a car?

Residents will need access to reliable transportation to attend off-campus rotations. A valid driver’s license and vehicle are required before the start of the program on July 1.

Where can I find out more about housing in the Toledo, OH area?

Information regarding housing and nearby apartment rentals will be provided to candidates on the day of the interview.

 Does the residency program cover the cost of application and licensure fees? No.

      • AMG Residents are responsible for the following fees:
        • State of Ohio Medical Licensure Application
        • Other fees/deposits for apartments, etc.
      • IMG residents are responsible for the following fees:
        • Processing of the J-1 visa
        • Processing and postage of ECFMG paperwork
        • State of Ohio Medical Licensure Application
        • Other fees/deposits for apartments, etc.
      The program will provide a letter verifying salary to show proof of income for housing deposits or the purchase of a vehicle

Where can I find more information?

Find more information about the program including salary and benefits by visiting see our GME website: 

Contact Us

For any questions/answers not listed here, please contact our residency coordinator, Ms. Zoellen Murphy, via email at

Thank you for your interest in our program!


Last Updated: 7/18/16