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Ruppert Health Center
Basement, Room # 0079
Phone: 419.383.5695
Fax: 419.383.3031  webmaster@utoledo.edu

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 2017. Only ERAS applications will be accepted.

When is the deadline for applications?

Completed Applications must be received in ERAS no later than November 10, 2017.

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.”

WHAT day of the week are interviews conducted?

Interviews will be conducted on Mondays in October, November, and December. Candidates will also have a chance to meet with several current residents for dinner on Sunday evening.

How does the match process work?

Following the interview process, applicants create a rank list of the residency programs they interviewed at based on their preference of where they want to "match." It is recommended that applicants create their rank order list in order of their true preferences, not how they think they will match. Residency programs will also create a rank list of the applicants they interviewed based on who they want to "match" into the program. The NRMP uses a mathematical algorithm to place applicants into residency and fellowship positions. Research on the algorithm was the basis for awarding the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. For more information please visit the NRMP's Match website.

WHAT kind of psychotherapy exposure do residents get?

Starting with PGY 2 year, residents will have their own therapy patients and are assigned to therapy supervisors who provide one on one guidance with treating these patients. Residents also receive didactics and participate in reading groups dedicated to psychotherapy.

DO RESIDENTS GET ANY EXPERIENCE WITH ECT?

Yes. Residents will have to opportunity learn how to do ECT during their rotation on the Senior Behavioral Health inpatient rotation.

how often are pgy 1 residents on call?

During PGY 1 year, residents only take call while they are on psychiatry rotations and outpatient VA medicine. Residents will be on call 4 weeknights per month from 4:30 pm until 10 pm. Every month they are taking call, residents will also be required to be on call 1 Saturday night from 7 pm until 7 am, and 1 Sunday from 7 am until 7 pm. PGY 1 residents are required to be "in house" for call meaning they have to be in the hospital for the entirety of their call.

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.

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. Residents are responsible for covering these costs. The program will provide a letter verifying salary to show proof of income for housing dpeosits 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 and Curriculum Coordinator, Ms. Zoellen Murphy, via email at Zoellen.Murphy@Utoledo.edu

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Department of Psychiatry
Ruppert Health Center – MS # 1193
3000 Arlington Ave.
Toledo, Ohio 43614-2598
419.383.5674

Thank you for your interest in our program!

 

Last Updated: 11/15/17