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The UCSF Fresno Psychiatry Residency Program uses the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS at www.aamc.org/eras) sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges. 

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Program Director – Craig C. Campbell, MD
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For information about our application requirements please see below.  For answers to specific questions, please contact:
Kathy Spencer,CTAGME, Residency Program Coordinator

UCSF Fresno Psychiatry Residency Program
155 N Fresno St
Fresno CA 93701
Telephone:  (559) 499-6580
FAX: (559) 499-6581
E-mail:  psychiatry@fresno.ucsf.edu
Web address:  http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/psych
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program web address:  http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu
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Application Requirements:  ( Program Specific Information)
The UCSF Fresno Psychiatry Residency Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.  We accept applications only through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) and participate in the NRMP (National Residency Matching Program).  To be considered for residency training, applicants must submit complete applications by November 1st.  Documents that are required to be received with the application in order to be considered complete are:

 

  1. Personal Statement
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Dean’s Letter
  4. Medical School Transcript
  5. 3 Letters of Recommendation
  6. USMLE or COMLEX Transcript (no more than two attempts/passing scores)
  7. ECFMG Certificate (for International Graduates Only)
  8. Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter* (PTAL) (for International Graduates Only).  Applications are not considered complete until a valid PTAL is received. We do not accept the PTAL receipt.

 

Additionally, applicants with more than ten years since graduation of medical school will not be considered.  The only exception to this rule is if an applicant has been a licensed physician in the United States and decides to change from his/her original field of medicine into psychiatry.

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Minimum Employment Requirements
To be eligible for an appointment contract for residency training with “The University of California” all current or expected trainees must possess one of the following for the duration of all anticipated years of training:

 

  • be a United States citizen
  • be in possession of a green card
  • be in possession of an EAD (work permit)
  • possess an ECFMG –sponsored J-1 visa

 

The University does not sponsor H-1B visas. Please contact individual programs regarding their policy on sponsoring H-1B visas.


California Medical License
The State of California requires housestaff who meet the following criteria to have a license in order to continue training:

 

  • US Graduate- must possess a license by the 1st day of the 25th month of (all) US ACGME Accredited Post Graduate Training
  • Foreign/International Graduate- must possess a license by the 1st day of the 37th month of (all) US ACGME Accredited Post Graduate Training

 

Background Checks
UCSF Fresno is committed to selecting and hiring the most capable housestaff in order to pursue its strategic goals of excellence in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creative activity and service to the community.   All offers of appointment to UCSF Fresno sponsored GME programs are specifically conditioned upon a criminal background investigation. Background checks will be carried out by an agency on behalf of UCSF Fresno Graduate Medical Education Office. By signing the background check release form, prospective trainees are consenting to a background investigation

 

Additional Information for Foreign Medical Graduates
The State of California requires that graduates of schools outside the U.S. or Canada obtain a “Postgraduate Training Authorization” letter authorizing residency training in California. The letter is valid for entry into a training program for one year. The expected start date for residency training must be before the letter expires (one year from issue date).


You must be in possession of an ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate in order to commence residency training in the United States.  Please visit the ECFMG website at www.ecfmg.org  for additional information on how to obtain certification.

 

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