Group photo taken at the summer retreat

Psychiatry Residency Program Overview


Psychiatry Residency Program Overview

The UCR School of Medicine's four-year graduate medical education program in psychiatry offers diverse and eclectic training opportunities in the full breadth of psychiatry, including psychotherapy and pharmacology.

Residents are encouraged to spend time in scholarly pursuits.

Our program features dedicated faculty mentors, opportunities to earn financial assistance through work opportunities, and financial support to present at national and international conferences.

Application Information

The program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and accepts applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We require a copy of your MSPE (Dean's letter), three letters of recommendation (preferably at least one from an attending in psychiatry), medical school transcripts and copies of USMLE scores (or COMLEX.)

Program will begin reviewing ERAS applications on September 27, 2023. Virtual interviews will be held on selected Wednesdays between October 25, 2023 and January 31, 2024.

We will be having two virtual second look opportunities for interviewed applicants on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024 and Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, from 6-7 p.m. Please email Priscilla Verales or Roberta Cole for more information.

Salary & Benefits

Housestaff are employees of the University of California, Riverside. Information about salaries and benefits can be found on our main GME page. General questions about benefits may be directed to Senior Human Resources Consultant Jennifer Rodriguez via email or at (951) 827-7795.