Application Information

We are glad you are interested in applying to our program and welcome your application!

The Idaho Advanced Clinician Track accepts residents at the PGY-1 level.  For application procedures and a checklist of required application materials, please also see the PGY-1 Application section of the UW Psychiatry Residency Website.

*Please note that the UW Boise Psychiatry Residency Program is a separate residency program from the UW Seattle Residency Program with a separate Match number and individualized curriculum.

Supplemental Application Materials

Application materials which will not be transmitted through ERAS can be mailed to:

UW Boise Psychiatry Residency Program
VA Hospital
500 W Fort St. Bldg. 116
Boise, ID 83702

For additional information, please contact us by phone at (208) 422-1163 or by email at [email protected].

PGY-1 Applicants

All PGY-1 positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  The deadline for application and letters of reference is October 1st of the year prior to the starting year.  Applications received after this will be considered on a very limited, case-by-case basis.

Applications are screened and Boise, ID interviews are generally scheduled for full days on Wednesdays from late October through January.  The interview day offers the applicant the opportunity to meet with several faculty and residents and to visit various clinical sites.

PGY-1 applicants may apply to any combination of University of Washington tracks. These tracks are separate residency programs, with different match numbers and curricula.  Decisions regarding interview invitations are made separately for each track.

The NRMP requires that residency programs provide applicants with the agreement that they would need to sign upon matching with the program.  Please click to view the University of Washington Resident Position Appointment. Idaho-based residents have the same contracts and benefits as their Seattle counterparts, falling under the purview of the same collective bargaining agreement.

Application Checklist for the PGY-1 Applicant

  • ERAS Common Application Form (MyERAS Application)
  • A one to two page narrative statement which includes your reasons for choosing psychiatry as a specialty.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation from faculty or professional staff at your medical school or hospitals where you have worked, including at least one letter from a psychiatrist.
  • Official medical or osteopathic school transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE or Dean’s Letter)
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores

International Medical Graduates

The University of Washington Boise Psychiatry Residency Program accepts applications from international medical graduates.

In general, a strong IMG candidate application will include

  1. 6-8 weeks of clinical experience comparable to a US or Canadian medical student rotation that is beyond a research, observer, or volunteer level in family medicine, internal medicine or pediatrics, and
  2. Letters from medical supervisors from the US