Application Requirements & Program Criteria

We appreciate your interest in the HCA Psychiatry GME Program. Our program is a participant in the NRMP Match and accepts applications through ERAS. NRMP registration for the Match opens in mid-September.

Below are the requirements for the application/admission process:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Transcript
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (preferably with at least 1 letter being from a Psychiatrist)
  • Passing scores on USMLE Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), and Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) must be achieved by the second attempt, preferably on first attempt

    In order to be eligible for ranking, passing scores on both Step 2 CS and Step 2 CK must be received by the program before the NRMP rank list deadline. If already graduated from medical school, a passing score on Step 3 is also required.

Osteopathic Graduates

The same criteria listed above applies. COMLEX scores will be accepted in place of USMLE scores.

International Medical Graduates (IMGs) also need proof of the following:

  • Valid ECFMG certification at time of application
  • Permanent resident status or J1 visa. Our program does not sponsor visas.
  • Clinical experience in the U.S. (hands-on experience preferred)
  • Command of the English language