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Psychiatry Residency

4-year Program
20 Positions

The psychiatry residency clinical rotations reflect the emphasis and goals of each year of training. Didactic material presented in courses and seminars is carefully coordinated with these rotations. Most instruction occurs in small group settings, with faculty representing varied disciplines that include psychiatry, psychology, and social work.

The Residency Training Committee, composed of both faculty and resident members, is responsible for developing, evaluating, and revising the program. Residents regularly evaluate their training experiences and have important input regarding the selection of their clinical rotations and supervisors. Thus, the program is carefully tailored to the individual needs of residents within the framework of a curriculum designed to maximize opportunities for professional and academic growth.

Application Process

Positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All applications must be submitted through ERAS.

  • ERAS Application
  • Photograph (required)
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcript
  • Deans Letter
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

Our application deadline is November 30. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for an interview.

ERAS 2019 Residency Application Timeline

International Medicine Graduate Requirements

Candidates with a passing score on the first attempt on USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS have priority in our selection process. We do not require USMLE Step 3 when reviewing your application. We do not have a specific score requirement. You must have your score and a valid ECFMG certificate.

Graduation from Medical School should be within the last three (3) years. If not, you must have worked in a clinical setting for at least 2 years in the last 5 years. A year in a clinical setting in the United States of America is required.

All residents must pass a criminal background check before they are allowed to start work at the University of Tennessee. Residents must pass USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX-USA Level 3 or MCCQE Part II to be eligible for a third year appointment. Failure to pass the requirement examination by the beginning of the third year will result in non-renewal of the resident’s contract.

We offer J1 Visa only. Please do not submit an application to our program if you require a H visa.

Why Memphis?

riverboat on the Mississippi RiverMemphis is a city like no other. Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is where starving actor Danny Thomas built a children’s hospital (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has helped increase the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%); Fred Smith started a small delivery service (FedEx now generates $60 billion dollars a year); the King of Rock ‘n Roll chose to live (Elvis’ Graceland sees 600,000+ visitors each year); and where you’ll find USA Today’s most iconic street (Beale Street has attracted fans from all over the world since the 1860s).  And, we were recently named one of the Best Places to Go in 2019 by Frommer's.

More city points of pride:

Memphis has been the inspiration for over 1,000 songs. We’re pretty proud of our town and think once you experience Memphis, you will be, too.

Last Published: Nov 28, 2018