Department of Psychiatry Application Process & Inquiries

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Contact the Department of Psychiatry

  • 1-617-355-6680

Graduates of U.S. or international medical schools, who will have completed at least three years of General Psychiatry or Pediatrics residency, and USMLE steps 1 through 3, are eligible to apply.  Our application process is now part of the ERAS system. Please email Carol Berne for further instructions.

Applications must include:

  1. A completed application form
  2. Dean’s letter
  3. Medical school transcript
  4. USMLE scores
  5. Three (3) letters of reference
  6. Curriculum vitae; and, a personal statement

Foreign citizens who wish to enter the United States for postgraduate training must comply with the United States Immigration Laws, in addition to following the application procedure described above.  Foreign medical school graduates should contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, [215-386-5900], for details concerning their requirements.

Boston Children’s Hospital participates in the National Resident Matching Program ( and complies with all of its rules and regulations.  Please note that all offers for positions in our training program are contingent upon the successful completion of any pertinent prior residency training, as well as all hospital required pre-employment matters. 

This includes the satisfactory completion of the credentialing process, and receipt of acceptable final evaluations and letters of references.

 For inquiries, please contact
For applications, please contact
 Robert L. Kitts, MD
 Carol L. Berne, Training Coordinator
 Director of Residency Training
 Department of Psychiatry
 Boston Children's Hospital
 Boston Children's Hospital
 300 Longwood Avenue
 300 Longwood Avenue
 Boston, MA 02215
 Boston, MA 02215
 Phone: 857-218-5083
 Phone: 857-355-4563

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