Applicant Information

How to Apply​

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2022 - 2023 Interview Cycle Notice: We will be following the AAMC's recommendations for interviewing including offering only virtual interviews. 

Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS)  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) .​

The match number for the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is: 2436405FO.​  Applicants shall participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) if applicable.​

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.

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

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)  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.​

Applicant Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduation from a U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)  ​

  • 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​


Stipends and Benefits

Annual Salary and Time-Off Allotments 

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 

  Child 1 (PGY4) Child 2 (PGY5)
Salary $61,356 $63,629

Vacation Days: 20

CME Days: 5

CME Reimbursement: $1,000

Residents are appointed as instructors at Michigan State University. A competitive benefit package is provided, which includes health insurance, dental coverage, disability insurance, malpractice insurance, and travel and death benefits. Vacation days are accumulated according to the program year of July through June. 

Fellowship Contacts

Emily Schnurr, DO​
Program Director​, Child and Adolescent Fellowship 
Phone: (517) 353-4362 

Jordan Sturgill
Fellowship Program Administrator​
Phone: (517) 353-4362