General Psychiatry Residency

General Psychiatry Residency

The Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Psychiatry Residency program at Baylor College of Medicine offers 1-2 PGY2 positions each year.

The Psychiatry Residency at Baylor College of Medicine is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education for four-year training in General Psychiatry.

The Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine promotes active exchange between faculty and residents, and the substantive input of residents into their postgraduate education.


The following criteria are preferred:

  • Graduation from medical school within the last five years, unless currently practicing psychiatry
  • U.S. psychiatry training experience, or psychiatry training in your country of origin

For International Medical Graduates, for your application to be considered, the following criteria must be met:

  • 230 or above on both the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 (on first attempt)
  • ECFMG certification
  • Advanced English-language fluency, both written and spoken
  • Eligible for a J-1, or J-2/L-2 visa. Please note that we do not sponsor H-1B or O-1 visas.

How To Apply:

Applications are accepted on a “rolling” basis until all positions are filled. You must apply with the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral sciences directly.

All application components may be emailed to [email protected]. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A complete application must include all of the following:

  • Completed Baylor College of Medicine House Staff Application form
  • Medical school transcript – scan of transcript will suffice for the application but an original transcript will be required if you enroll in the program
  • Dean's letter – must be sent from the medical school directly
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores – scan of score report will suffice for application
  • Program Director letter – must be sent from the Residency Program Director directly
  • Two letters of recommendation – must be sent from recommenders directly
  • Personal statement – one typed page, single-spaced
  • JPEG format head shot photo

For more information on applying to Baylor's psychiatry residency program, please contact [email protected].

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    Aug 08, 2020

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    Houston, Texas

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