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Department of Psychiatry

Houston, Texas

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Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Application Information & Interview Process

The program is fully approved by the Accreditation Committee on Graduate Medical Education. In addition to basic application procedures, the department requires personal interviews for all applicants. Interviews are held with junior and senior faculty and with current child and adolescent psychiatry residents. They provide an opportunity for applicants to develop as accurate and comprehensive picture of the department as possible in a short visit.

The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency accepts applications for the following academic year starting in the summer. This year we will be accepting applications only through the ERAS system. This move was prompted by a quorum of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowships across the country hoping to ease the burden of applying to multiple programs. In order to participate in ERAS, please contact ERAS directly to activate your account.

Our interview season for this year ends Nov. 26, 2013; we will continue to interview applicants until the positions have been filled. Our program works entirely through the National Resident Matching Program. This year the deadline to turn in your rank order list for the Child Match is Dec. 18, 2013 and Match Day is Jan. 8, 2014. In order to participate in the match you must register through the NRMP web site.

During the interview season, our program offers up to four interviews each interview day. The interview day starts with a brief presentation conducted by either the chief resident or another child fellow volunteer with all applicants. Each applicant receives 3-4 separate 30 minute meetings with individual child faculty members followed by lunch with current child residents at The Menninger clinic and an optional tour of the Texas Medical Center facilities. Generally, the day starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends around 2 p.m. CST.

Only graduates of national or international medical schools who will have completed at least three years of General Psychiatry are eligible to apply.

Application through ERAS must include:

  1. Completed Application (Common Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Application Form)
  2. Three Letters of Reference
  3. Curriculum Vita
  4. Personal Statement
  5. USMLE Scores
  6. A letter from your general residency director that includes the rotations and the length of time spent on each rotation indicating that, assuming your successful completion of the PGY-3 year or PGY- 4 year you will have satisfied enough of the RRC general psychiatry essentials that you can enter as a first year Child Psychiatry resident in another ACGME accredited program, and become board eligible.*

Interview Dates for 2014 Academic Year:

  • Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2013
  • Nov. 4, 11, and 18, 2013

First come, first serve. So get your applications in as soon as possible!

*We realize that the documentation requirements may seem cumbersome. Our requirements are in place in order to avoid the unfortunate circumstances whereby you might end up in a subspecialty program that cannot offer you the general psychiatry rotations you might need to complete your training according to RRC guidelines.

Contact Information:

Laurel Williams, D.O., Program Director

Cassandra Shorter, Program Coordinator
Tel. 713-798-4068
Fax: 713-798-4089

Mailing Address:

Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, BCM 350
Houston, TX 77030

Physical Address:
1977 Butler Blvd., Suite E4.400
Houston, TX 77030

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