All applications to the Psychiatry Residency will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service.

Application Requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation from the dean of your medical school
  • Letters of recommendation from two physicians, both of whom were either your teachers/attendings or an advisor, dated within the last year
  • Official transcripts from all medical schools and other programs attended
  • Personal interview


  • Candidates interview with four to five faculty members and the program director
  • Interviews typically begin in the morning and last through lunch
  • Interviews take place at Avera Behavioral Health Center
  • Candidates will have lunch with two current residents