Eligibility and Application Process

Eligibility Requirements

Residency Applicants can apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) online system beginning in September.  We only accept applications through ERAS.

If you are an International medical graduate:
We do not accept or sponsor any visas and you will need your current and valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification as well as proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (a green card).

Additional consideration will be given to those who have already passed the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 3 in three attempts or less and have clinical U.S. experience in psychiatry. This may include employment, observerships/externships, fellowships, research experience, etc. Meharry students/alumni will be given special consideration for an interview.

To apply

All applicants must submit the following:

  • On-line ERAS application (no paper please) 
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recent 2x4 photograph
  • Two or more letters of reference from U.S. physician faculty
  • Dean's Letter
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE Scores steps 1 & 2, exams be passed in 3 attempts or less (preferred)
  • Medical school graduation within the last 5–7 years (preferred)

Additional qualifications such as postgraduate education, graduate level degrees, and fellowships will be given extra consideration.

We can not estimate your chances, since the selection of candidates is determined by a selection committee decision process.  Interviews at the Meharry Medical College are by invitation only.  The interview season will begin the end of September and is completed by the end of January.


Michelle Williams
Residency Coordinator
Telephone: 615.327.6350
Fax: 615.327.6260

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