Applicant and Interview Process

In WMed’s Psychiatry Residency Program, we accept six residents each year. We accept applications from senior medical students and foreign medical graduates with approved post-graduate training through ERAS. Your completed application should include:

  • Common Application Form, including Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE or COMLEX Score Reports
  • Student Performance Evaluation/Dean's Letter
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Three Recommendation Letters

We require candidates to have passed Step 1 and Step 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examinations (COMLEX). If you are a foreign medical graduate you must be ECFMG certified. Candidates must be current in their medical knowledge and have had clinical experience in the U.S. or Canadian medical systems of care. 


We hold interviews on selected days in October, November, December, and early January. During the interview day you can expect to be interviewed by both faculty and residents.

Although our program is small by nature, we trust that you will enjoy our family-like atmosphere. We do interviews during the winter months - sometimes more challenging in terms of weather - but we know that if you like us then, you'll love us during our other seasons. Kalamazoo and our program can be a GREAT place to train! 

Residents Comments

Here's what residents have to say about our program

” I would say the people. We have such an amazing department filled with caring and supportive people. Glad to have found a family away from home!."

”Our program is unique in that we are very close-knit and supportive of each other. It is like having a second family.”

”The faculty we have are so dedicated and love to teach. They make the training experience a great one!”

”The time, dedication, and effort that is devoted to our education and experience, which equips us with confidence to take on challenges for when we are on our own.

”Our program is unique because it is a very family-friendly atmosphere, and you get a lot of support. Everyone works to give you the best education without overwhelming you. It’s a great learning atmosphere!”

”Being from west Michigan made this program attractive to me, but moreover the commitment to mentoring residents, dedication to teaching, and camaderie between faculty has made intern year beyond a positive experience.”

”The wide-ranging cases I have seen and the support I have received from my colleagues have helped me grow professionally and personally while still stressing a work-life balance.”

”Kalamazoo is a great place to live with a lot of outdoor activities, and I could not think of a better place to train in psychiatry!”