The UCSF Fresno Psychiatry residency program is a four-year ACGME-accredited program. The program matches six PGY-1 residents each year.

The UCSF Fresno Psychiatry residency program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  All applications are handled through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Program Director – Craig C. Campbell, MD

For information about our application requirements please see below. For answers to specific questions, please contact:
Inez Sweazy, Residency Program Coordinator

UCSF Fresno Psychiatry Residency Program
155 N Fresno St
Fresno CA 93701
Telephone: (559) 499-6580
FAX: (559) 499-6581
Web address:

Application Requirements: (Program Specific Information)
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)

Additionally, applicants with more than five 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.


Minimum Employment Requirements
To be eligible for a residency/fellowship appointment contract with the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, all current or expected trainees must possess one of the following for the duration of their  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

UCSF Fresno doesn’t generally sponsor H-1B visas, please contact individual programs regarding their policy on H-1B visa sponsorship.

Trainees in programs rotating to the VACCHCS must follow Federal Law and register for Selective Service. Trainees are not eligible for employment in programs that rotate to the VACCHCS if they have not registered for Selective Service or obtained a Status Information Letter from Selective Service indicating they were either not required to register with Selective Service or are exempt from the registration requirement. Additional information regarding Selective Service can be found at:

California Medical License
Effective January 1, 2020, a Postgraduate Training License (PTL) is required for all trainees participating in a California ACGME program who have less than thirty-six (36) months of postgraduate training. A trainee must obtain a PTL within 180 days after enrollment in a board-approved postgraduate program. Trainees who have successfully completed thirty-six months of board-approved postgraduate training, with at least 24 consecutive months in the same program, must obtain a full and unrestricted California medical license.

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 International Medical Graduates

Effective January 1, 2020, the Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) will no longer be a requirement for international medical graduates entering training in California programs. Instead, all incoming trainees must apply for a Postgraduate Training License once they have secured a position in a program (see California Medical License section above).

Matched applicants must be in possession of an ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate in order to commence postgraduate training in the United States. Additional information regarding ECFMG certification can be found at:

Note: Additional specific program requirements may exist and will be provided after the match results

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Craig Campbell, MD

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