Selection and Recruitment Process
Welcome to our virtual recruitment season! We hope to put our applicants at ease with a straightforward application and interview process while we all navigate this new landscape together. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Persons interested in the general psychiatry program should complete an Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application and enroll in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). We abide by NRMP rules.
All applications are carefully reviewed. Factors considered in the selection process include recent graduation from an accredited medical school, preparedness and aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, motivation, integrity, recommendation letters, personal statement, and outside interests. In addition, as part of our holistic approach to selection and recruitment, qualified applicants will be asked to complete a Situational Judgment Test. English language proficiency is required.
We interview 50 to 60 applicants for four residency positions. Initial interview invitations will be sent via ERAS messaging by the end of the day on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, then on a rolling basis until all interview dates are filled. Applicants have one week to accept and schedule their interview(s).
Interviews will consist of two virtual events. First, is our Interview Day with our Program Director, Associate Program Director, and a faculty member or senior resident (three 30-min interviews with 15-min breaks between). Second, we offer a Resident Panel Day with three residents who can answer questions and talk about their experiences in Peoria (1-hour). Applicants are also invited to follow us on Instagram and will have access to a resident podcast.
Information about all UICOMP programs can be obtained from the Graduate Medical Education website. Our AAMC # is 10753980.