Application Process

 (updated 9/27/20)

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We plan to match seven PGY-1 positions for the 2021-2022 academic year. For consideration for an invitation to interview with our program, your application must include at least three letters of recommendation, your medical school’s Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), your personal statement, and your USMLE Step 1 score.  Applicants who have submitted these required materials will be sent a link to a survey through ERAS which will ask them to (briefly) answer the following question:

“Why is the UCLA-Olive View Psychiatry Residency Training Program specifically appealing to you?”

Once the program receives the completed survey, the applicant will be considered for an invitation to interview.

Please note that only applicants who have graduated from medical school within the past 5 years will be considered for an interview, and that we are unable to sponsor work visas in our training program.

Interviews with selected applicants will be held from November through January.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our residency program will be conducting our interview days virtually during this recruitment season, and no in-person second look visits will be permitted. The interview day will include an overview of the program, formal interviews with both faculty and senior residents, and opportunities to informally interact with current residents during the day as well as during a social hour.


On occasion, PGY-2 positions are available for applicants who have completed all California licensure requirements during their PGY-1 year. Inquiries regarding the availability of PGY-2 positions should be made directly to our program coordinator Jeannie Weber.

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