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 Supplemental Application and enroll in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). We abide by NRMP rules.

All applications are carefully sorted and reviewed. Factors considered in the selection process include signaling, recent graduation from an accredited medical school, preparedness and aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, motivation, integrity, recommendation letters, personal statement, and outside interests. English language proficiency is required.

We interview around 50 applicants for four residency positions. Initial interview invitations are sent via ERAS messaging by mid- to late-October and then on a rolling basis until all interview dates are filled. Applicants have one week to accept and schedule their interview(s).

Information about all UICOMP programs can be obtained from the Graduate Medical Education website. Our AAMC # is 10753980. Applicants are also invited to follow us on Instagram.

Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications, and to promote a fair and balanced recruitment process, we do not respond to emails until a person has applied and is granted an interview.

The following AADPRT resource is also available to students applying to psychiatry:

Additional information about the Supplemental Application can be found here: Supplemental ERAS® application | Students & Residents (

Contact Us

  • Jean Clore, PhD, Associate Program Director
  • 900 Main Street, Suite 720
  • Peoria, IL 61602
  • [email protected]