How to Apply

 

Application 

Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) Open link in new browser tab program.  All applications, transcripts, Dean’s letters, board scores, and reference letters will be processed through ERAS. To apply to the program, please review the resident selection criteria and contact your medical school Dean’s office or the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Open link in new browser tab.

The match number for the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is: 2436405FO.

The entire program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

For all child and adolescent psychiatry applicants, we will require verification of documentation from the program director of all postgraduate training.

Applications are reviewed by a selection committee composed of the program director, residents in the program, and two other child and adolescent psychiatry faculty members.

 

Selection Criteria

1.  The MSU Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program is governed by the rules of the Child and Adolescent Residency Review Committee for Psychiatry, an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Open link in new browser tab institution created for the accreditation and review of U.S. Psychiatry Residency Programs.

2.  The MSU Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Review Committee and its subgroup, the Child and Adolescent Residency Selection Committee, supervise the selection of all child and adolescent psychiatric residents in the MSU program.

3.  Applicants must have a permanent visa or be a U.S. citizen in order to qualify for residency training in the MSU Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency program.

4.  Only unsanctioned individuals or entities will be employed or contracted. The term "unsanctioned" refers to those individuals or entities not included on the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Exclusion List or General Service Administration (GSA) List of Parties Excluded from Federal Programs.

5.  Applicant Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduation from a U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Open link in new browser tab 
  • Graduation from a U.S. osteopathic medical school accredited by the American Osteopathic Association
  • Graduation from a medical school outside the U.S. or Canada with a current, fully valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
  • A minimum of two years training in adult psychiatry from an accredited program
  • USMLE or COMLEX score of 75+ (Step 1, 2, and 3)
  • Passing of Clinical Skills Assessment Exam
  • A full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the U.S.
  • Federal DEA license
  • Grade point average of 3.0+
  • Aptitude for child and adolescent psychiatry as demonstrated in personal statements
  • Expert written and oral command of the English language (personal statement, application, letters of recommendation)
  • Evidence of a commitment to child and adolescent psychiatry as a career

6.  Applicants shall participate in the both the American Osteopathic Association (DO) Resident Match as well as the National Resident (MD) Matching Program if applicable.

 

Applications received after December 1st will be given secondary consideration.

  

Stipends

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Child I (PGY-IV) Child II (PGY-V)
Salary $54,000 per year $56,000 per year
Annual Vacation 20 days 20 days
Conference Days 5 days 5 days

 

Residents are appointed as instructors at Michigan State University. The faculty benefit plan is provided, which includes health insurance, dental coverage, disability insurance, malpractice insurance, and travel and death benefits. The department provides a $1,000 book and travel reimbursement for child residents. Vacation days are accumulated according to the program year of July through June. Days must be used yearly.

 

Residency Contacts

Madhvi Richards, MD 
Program Director, Child and Adolescent Residency

Department of Psychiatry 
East Fee Hall 
965 Fee Road, Suite A233
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
Phone: (517) 353-4362
madhvi.richards@ht.msu.edu

 

Trisha VanOort
Fellowship Program Coordinator

Department of Psychiatry
965 Fee Road, Suite A233
East Lansing, MI  48824
Phone: (517) 353-4362
Trisha.VanOort@hc.msu.edu