Application Process

Application process

The Henry Ford Psychiatry Residency Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) only. We strongly encourage both osteopathic graduates and allopathic graduates to apply for training through the NRMP. We have a strong history of and commitment to training Osteopathic Physicians and look forward to continuing this tradition into the future. We work with each osteopathic resident to file under the AOA Resolution 42 to obtain eligibility for full medical licensure in the state of Michigan.

  • Years of training: 4
  • Number of positions: 6 per year
  • Night float call system

Resident selection

The Residency Selection Committee selects from among eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, motivation, and integrity.

1. In selecting from qualified applicants for PGY1 positions, the program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application System of the AAMC only. We accept both Osteopathic and Allopathic graduates through the NRMP match.

2. Applicants with any one of the following qualifications are eligible:

  • Graduates of medical schools in the U.S. and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • Graduates of medical schools in the U.S. and Canada accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the U.S. and Canada who meet the following qualifications:
    • Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

Policy on PGY1 application review

Applicants will be considered only when a completed ERAS application has been received. All materials and supporting documents should be submitted through ERAS.

Committee review and selection committee review and selection

The Residency Selection Committee is comprised of the Program Director, Associate Program Director, Chief Resident(s), representatives of PGY 2 through PGY 4 psychiatry residents and core teaching faculty. The committee serves as a review panel to examine completed applications, discuss potential applicants, and advises the Residency Training Director in the selection process.

How to apply: all applicants, allopaths and osteopaths, must apply through the NRMP match, using ERAS

ACGME - Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Applications accepted when ERAS open through November 1st. Apply through ERAS only. (Electronic Residency Application Service)

Osteopathic education

All osteopathic students or graduates are strongly encouraged to apply through the NRMP match using ERAS. Our Program has a solid commitment to training Osteopathic physicians and we wish to continue this tradition. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this process, and we’ll gladly walk you through it.

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