The University of Missouri offers a fully accredited residency program in general psychiatry to qualified physicians. University Hospital, Missouri Psychiatric Center and Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital provide facilities for academic and clinical training in all requisite phases of psychiatry.

The psychiatry residency program offers 10 first-year positions. The program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) psychiatry match and will complete interviews before the deadline for submission of the rank order list.

Application Process

Selection and appointment of residents to the residency program is in accordance with the procedures defined by the institutional Policy on Selection and Appointment of House Officers. All applications should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for review.

The deadline for applications is Dec. 1. However, we will close applications once we have filled our interview schedule.

Applications will be screened by the education committee, and selected applicants will be invited for an interview. Candidates are interviewed by the resident selection committee, which is composed of representative department faculty, along with the program director, chair and chief resident.

Successful applicants will be notified by match results.

Application Requirements

The program seeks to accept candidates who have a solid academic foundation and genuine interest in pursuing psychiatry training.

Applicants must submit through ERAS:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation written within the past 12 months, two letters from psychiatrist
  • Dean’s letters
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores
    • Steps 1 and 2 are required for entry into the program and should be completed before the match.
    • We, generally, do not accept more than three attempts on any of the Step examinations.
  • USMLE transcripts

Applicants who graduated from medical school five years ago or more must currently be working as a physician or be in a residency or fellowship program either in the United States or in an international program. Applicants engaged in externship, observership or volunteer research programs and who graduated from medical school more than five years ago do not meet this requirement.

Experience in psychiatry is desirable, as is some experience in the United States. We will accept experience in clinical research, externships and observerships in psychiatry. We do not offer externships or observerships, and we do not have volunteer research experience available at this time in our program.

We offer J-1 Visa sponsorship only for entering residents.