How to Apply for Residency

Applications for most residency and fellowship training programs use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

All application packages must include: 

  • Personal Statement
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean's Letter)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensure Examination (COMLEX) Transcript
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (LoRs), one of which may be the Psychiatry Standard Letter of Recommendation (view/download Psychiatry SLOR template)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Photograph
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for International Medical Graduates Only (Please note that UT Southwestern Medical Center routinely sponsors J-1 visas. We can discuss with applicants directly if they have a specific question about other visa sponsorship.)

Residents must be eligible to rotate at each of our clinical training sites. Most sites require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, and some sites do not allow for exemptions to this requirement.