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)
  • School transcripts
  • USMLE scores for both Part I and, preferably, Part II
  • ECFMG certificate - International medical graduates must meet ECFMG certification requirements

Faculty will 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.

Interview Process

Our interview process begins on Friday morning, where interviewees go to coffee with some of the residents. During this time, applicants can ask questions or just get to know members of our program. Later, interviewees will join the residents for lunch. It is important to us that interviewees meet the people they will potentially work with during residency.

Interviews with faculty are scheduled for the majority of the afternoon. Following that, there is a tour of Scott & White Hospital as well as the surrounding Temple area. The day is completed with an informal dinner with faculty and residents in the evening. Spouses and/or family members are welcome for the tour and evening get-together.

For more travel information, please see the Central Texas Life page.

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.

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
Residency Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry
Texas A&M University - Scott & White
2401 S. 31st St.
Temple, TX 76508
Phone: 800-299-4463 ext. 1768
Fax: 254-724-1747
E-mail: dwinkler@swmail.sw.org Send an e-mail

Applicants with military obligations may wish to contact:

Maj. Lisa Carchedi, MD
Chief, Inpatient Psychiatry
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
36000 Darnall Loop
Ft. Hood, TX 76544
Phone: 254-288-8730
Fax: 254-288-8968
E-mail: lisa.carchedi@cen.amedd.army.mil Send an e-mail


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