General Psychiatry Residency Program Application Process

We utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We do not accept paper applications. Applications for each academic year will be accepted until November 15. The deadline can be adjusted if special circumstances exist.

Please make sure the following information is included with your ERAS application:
  • A letter from the Dean of your medical school
  • Three letters of recommendation (preferably from attendings in primary care and psychiatry)
  • Undergraduate and Medical School transcripts
  • USMLE scores for both Part I and, preferably, Part II
  • ECFMG certificate - International medical graduates must meet ECFMG certification requirements

International Applicants

Obtaining a residency slot in the U.S. GME system is a multi-step process that begins with certification through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). ECFMG Certification assures U.S. GME programs that physicians trained outside the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico are qualified and eligible to enter residency training. Additional information on the ECFMG Certification can be obtained from the American Medical Association.

Interview Process

The program director will select residents to review all applications received. Interviews will be granted on a competitive basis. To schedule the interviews, we will contact you either by phone or by email. Please notify us of any changes in your contact information.

Our interview process generally begins on Thursday afternoon with an informal dinner with residents. This provides a relaxed environment in which to meet your potential coworkers and get to know each other. Spouses and/or family members are welcome to attend.

Friday morning, the interviewees will be treated to coffee with a few of our current residents. During this time, applicants can ask questions or just get to know members of our program. Afterward, there is a tour of Scott & White Memorial Hospital - Temple as well as the surrounding Temple/Belton area. Interviewees will then join our residents for lunch to allow them to meet the residents they will potentially work with during residency. Interviews with faculty are scheduled for the majority of the afternoon, after which the interview day is complete.

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Opportunities for Medical Students

We are always happy to have current medical students from LCME or AOA accredited medical schools. Elective rotations offer a great opportunity to experience psychiatry at Scott & White for yourself. If you are interested in doing a rotation in psychiatry at Scott & White Memorial Hospital, please go to the Texas A&M College of Medicine and then contact student affairs at 254-724-0242.

Program Coordinator

Dorothy Winkler
General Psychiatry Residency Program
Scott & White Healthcare
2401 S. 31st St.
Temple, TX 76508
Phone: 800-299-4463 ext. 1768
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