skip navigation

Applying for Residency

The Creighton-Nebraska Psychiatry Residency participates in the ERAS application program, which is supported by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Only ERAS applications will be accepted.

You can contact ERAS as follows:
Address:    Association of American Medical Colleges
                  2450 N. Street, NW
                  Washington, DC 20037
Phone:       202-828-0400

ERAS Application Requirements:

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • Complete Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae listing in detail all U.S. or foreign psychiatry experience
  • Three letters of recommendation, U.S. references preferred if available
  • Dean's Letter from your current medical school
  • Letter of recommendation from your current program director, if transferring from another program
  • Official transcript from medical school
  • Valid ECFMG certificate, if applicable
  • USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 (CK and CS) or COMLEX Level 1 and Level 2 scores, required
  • Step 3 score, if available
  • Current photograph

For U.S. graduates, the minimum eligibility requirements to enter the program include graduation from a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

A graduate of a foreign medical school must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and demonstrate proficiency in the English language.  

Our program criteria:

  • Three letters of reference are required.  Letters of reference should support your qualifications for a career in psychiatry.  It is important to have American experience in psychiatry with a reference letter from that site.  Letters from U.S. or Canadian physicians who have observed your professional performance are easier for us to verify; therefore, we encourage you to provide ERAS with the names of U.S. and Canadian physicians who know you professionally and personally.
  • We prefer an average USMLE score of 200 with no fails; however, if you show particular promise for a career in clinical psychiatry, we may accept somewhat lower scores.  Candidates with 2 or more failures are unlikely to be considered. 
  • International medical graduates must be eligible for a J-1 visa.  Effective  12/05/2011 the Creighton-Nebraska Psychiatry Program no longer sponsors the H-1B Visa for incoming physicians who are currently going through the Residency Match process.  International graduates without American citizenship cannot begin the program without acquiring a green card or J-1 visa.   
  • We are seeking candidates who have had relevant residency training or clinical responsibilities in the last three years.  Unless the candidate has exceptional, demonstrated promise, candidates who have been away from formal training or the practice of medicine for more than three years are unlikely to be considered.
  • Deadline for applications is November 1.

Contact Information
Contact: Adrienne Van Winkle
Phone: (402) 552-6244  Email:

To top