Admission Requirements

Admission requirements include:

  • Curriculum vita
  • One-page personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (including letter from current program director)
  • Dean’s letter from medical school
  • Official transcript from medical school
  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • Copies of USMLE scores (1, 2 and 3)
  • Valid ECFMG certificate, if graduated from medical school outside of US
  • Certificates of completion from any previous residency training program(s) and/or letter(s) of support from any previous residency training director

Application Information

Download the Fellowship Application form. 

After all application have been are received, an in-person visit to MEDVAMC will be arranged, allowing applicants an opportunity to tour the facility and meet with various members of the clinical and research faculty and current trainees.

Candidates are invited to discuss their training interests with:

Daryl Shorter, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Program Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
Staff Psychiatrist
daryl.shorter@va.gov

Thomas R. Kosten, M.D.
Co-Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
Jay H. Waggoner Chair and Professor
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
Kosten@bcm.edu