Application Process

Thank you for contacting the Henry Ford Health Psychiatry Residency Program, Detroit, Michigan. We are delighted you are interested in our education program. Please be sure to visit our website to review our Mission and Aims along with additional information about our residency program.

All applicants must apply through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) system’s main residency Match utilizing the Electronic Residency Application Service Program (ERAS). Applications are accepted when the main residency Match opens to programs in September. Please refer to AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) ERAS Residency Timeline. Applications are reviewed through-out the recruitment season.

We will have six (6) PGY-I positions to offer in our four-year residency program. Interviews are held via Webex on various Wednesday mornings between mid/late October and late January/early February.

Applications must include:

  • ERAS application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Dean's Letter (Medical School Performance Evaluation)
  • Personal Statement
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States (COMLEX-USA) transcripts
  • ECFMG status report, if applicable
  • 3 recent Letters of Recommendation (a minimum of one letter from a Psychiatry supervisor).

We do sponsor J-1 visas.

We are an equal opportunity employer and invite a diverse group of candidates to consider our program. While we consider all candidates, below are our preferences for selecting candidates for interviews.

  • Medical school graduation within the past 3 years
  • Recent scholarly activity; publications, abstracts, and/or presentations
  • Strong interest or experience in the field of Psychiatry as demonstrated by scholarly work, personal statement, volunteer experience or other evidence that you provide.
  • Successful passage of USMLE Step 1 and 2-CK (Clinical Knowledge) or COMLEX Levels 1, Level 2-CE (Cognitive Evaluation), with no more than 2 attempts at each step/level.

Additional factors considered:

  • Board passage and performance
  • Medical school performance
  • Passage of USMLE Step 3 preferred (IMG’s)
  • Personal statement
  • Strong desire or ties to the area

We do not have any PGY I, II, III, IV or off-cycle positions available.

We do not offer shadowing, observerships or externships.

We do not offer pre-match positions.

Program Codes:

  • NRMP Program Code 1300400C0
  • ACGME Program Code 4002521235

Information for Applicants (Graduate Medical Education Office)

Please visit our Graduate Medical Education office website for medical education policies and information including but not limited to stipends, insurance benefits, leaves of absence, paid time off, PDA fund allowance and to view a sample house officer contract.

Board Eligibility (ABPN - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.)

For specialty board examination eligibility visit the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology website

Medical Student Rotation Information

All 3rd and 4th year medical student rotation requests are processed and organized by the Henry Ford Health Undergraduate Medical Education office. You may contact the UGME office at (313) 916-1601 or visit their website for more information.


For information on volunteer opportunities within the Henry Ford Health System please visit our volunteering webpage

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Thank you again for your consideration and best wishes for a successful Match outcome!

Information for Applicants
Interested in applying to one of our programs, call (800) 436-7936 .

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