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All applications to the psychiatry residency will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Application Requirements

  • Short biographical sketch of fewer than 500 words
  • 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 (please bring a small photo)
  • Complete an application form


  • Candidates interview with 4 of 5 faculty members and the program director
  • Interviews typically last an entire morning
  • Interviews take place at Avera Behavioral Health Center and the VA Medical Center
  • Lunch with two current residents will be provided