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Application and Interview Process

Applicants for the Merrillville Psychiatry Residency program should submit their application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). IU School of Medicine only accepts applications through ERAS. The Merrillville Psychiatry Residency program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and the “all-in” policy, which requires all positions within a participating program be filled by the match.


Join the Psychiatry Residency in Merrillville. Interested senior medical students and those with approved postgraduate training may apply through the ERAS system between September and November.

ERAS Application

Domestic and International Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of USMLE Step 1 (or comparable test). Specific requirements set by program.
  • Dean’s letter
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Graduation from medical school (within the last three years is preferred).

The following items apply to international students only:
  • Graduation from medical school within the last three years
  • U.S. clinical experience preferred (observerships do not meet this requirement)
  • Satisfactory completion of USMLE Step 1 (or comparable test); Specific requirements set by program
  • Transcript (with translation included)
  • Personal statement
  • Valid ECFMG Certificate (before residency start date)
  • Visas: J-1 is the preferred training visa; Check with program for questions about visa sponsorship
  • Three letters of recommendation from U.S. clinical attending physicians, one by specialty specific program

Explore application requirements and FAQs from the Office of GME