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Application Info

  • All applications must be through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
  • What we look for in an applicant:
    • Passed Step 1 & Step 2 CS and CK,
    • 3 letters of recommendation,
    • Eligible to be licensed in Pennsylvania. 
    • While we do not have a USMLE or COMLEX score cutoff, we strongly prefer applicants to have passed on their first attempt. In 2019, the average scores of our matched applicants on both Step 1 and Step 2 were above the national average for psychiatry.  However, we value personal attributes and experiences more than we value numeric board scores.
    • Our residents come to us from throughout the United States. Our matched residents currently come from:
      • Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University 28.6%
      • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 14.3%
      • Drexel University College of Medicine 10.7%
      • Ohio State University College of Medicine 7.1%
      • Cooper Medical School at Rowan University 7.1%
      • Eastern Virginia Medical School 7.1%
      • University of South Carolina School of Medicine 7.1%
      • All tied at 3.4%: University of Nebraska College of Medicine, American University of the Caribbean, Creighton University School of Medicine, St. George’s University School of Medicine, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Toledo School of Medicine
    • We will be participating in the pilot of the use of Casper Suite for GME for selection into the training year of 2021-2022.  We are making the Casper Suite available but not requiring it of applicants.

      • Why are we doing this? We do our best to holistically review all applications.  We are aware of the limits of current standardized metrics such as USMLE.  Casper Suite is a set of selection tools aimed at assessing and understanding an applicant's alignment to our program, communication skills, and non-cognitive skills such as collaboration, team work, empathy, ethics, and professionalism. Together, these three components of Casper Suite will provide applicants with the opportunity to showcase their strengths, helping them stand out from their peers all while complimenting their ERAS application. Casper Suite is also aimed at helping our program make fair decisions based on the applicant’s personal and professional attributes, so as not to rely heavily on traditional metrics. We are piloting Casper Suite this year to determine the feasibility, acceptability, and validity of using these tools for decision-making purposes.

      • Test dates and times available can be found on the Casper Test Dates and Fees webpage by selecting your country, program type and participating program.

      • For more information, please visit the website 

  • Applications are accepted each year beginning September 15.

Contact Info

Jessica Kovach, MD, Director, Residency Training

Alexandria Owen, GME Administrator

Office of Education
Phone: 215-707-8483