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Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The Residency Training Program in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Children's National Hospital is open to all qualified applicants who have successfully completed medical school and are anticipated to have completed at least three years of general psychiatry training requirements at an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited institution prior to joining the program. Applicants must have passed at least two Clinical Skills Verification (CSV) examinations by the time of application to the program. Applicants must also be eligible for an unrestricted medical license in Washington, D.C., and the State of Maryland.

Applications will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) beginning July 1. The deadline for receipt of application material is October 30.

Documents that must be included in your ERAS application are:

  • ERAS application including CV/Resume
  • A personal statement which describes your interest in child and adolescent psychiatry, what you are seeking in a child and adolescent psychiatry residency program, and your career goals.
  • A letter from the Training Director of your general psychiatry residency training program. The letter must include descriptions of (a) your overall performance during general psychiatry residency, (b) your strengths and weaknesses, (c) rotations and requirements and (d) a statement verifying that you are in good standing currently or, as applicable, that you previously completed all requirements of general psychiatry training in a satisfactory manner.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation in addition to the Training Director’s letter. It is preferable to have at least one of your letters be from a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.
  • Medical school transcript
  • Complete USMLE/COMLEX transcript
  • A current photograph
  • ECFMG status report, when applicable
  • Documentation of visa status for international applicants

Applicants tentatively selected for interviews will also be asked to provide documentation of two completed CSV examinations prior to being scheduled for an interview.

All applications are carefully reviewed by program staff, and selected applicants will be contacted by Jackie Jones to schedule an interview. Interviews are conducted between mid- September and early December and include opportunities to meet with the Department Chair, Program Director and Associate Program Director, several members of the program faculty and current fellows.

Our program participates in the National Residency Match Program Child and Adolescent Psychiatry subspecialty match. To register for the match, please visit NRMP. Fellowship positions are generally only offered through the match program.

For all inquiries, please contact:
Jackie Jones
Tel: 202-476-3932
Fax: 202-476-2368