Quinnipiac University Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine

Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine How to Apply

Learn more about how to apply for the Rural Psychiatry Residency program and gather key information including application deadlines, requirements, instructions and timelines.

How to Apply

Applications to the Rural Psychiatry Residency program must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®).

A total of 4 positions are available per year. 

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Application Timeline

The first applications to the program will be accepted starting in September of 2023 and must be completed by January 1, 2024.

Completed applications will be reviewed in September and October with virtual interviews taking place from late October through the end of January.


Application Requirements

  • Applicants should plan to submit three letters of recommendation, with at least one coming from a psychiatry faculty member.

  • USMLE Step 1 exam results are required to be considered for an interview.

  • USMLE Step 2 exam results are preferred but may be pending.

  • COMLEX Level 1 exam results are required for osteopathic student applicants who wish to be considered for an interview.

  • A gap of up to two years between medical school graduation and the first year of residency is preferred, but the program reviews applicants holistically.

  • Applicants with a gap of one year or more must have clinical experience in the United States during that timeframe.


Disclaimers and Selection Criteria

  • ECFMG certification is not required at the time of application but applicants must upload their valid ECFMG certification in ERAS prior to the deadline for match list submission in February.


  • The Rural Psychiatry Residency Program sponsors J-1 visas only.


  • There is no minimum score for selection criteria. The program reviews scores as part of a holistic review.


  • As part of the interview selection process, we will participate in signaling.



  • Interviews are by invitation only. Invitations are sent via Thalamus to the applicant's personal email address several times during the week beginning Friday, September 29, 2023. Upon receiving an invitation, we ask that you schedule your interview using the Thalamus scheduling system. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our program coordinator.


  • Interviews are conducted twice a week from October 23 through mid-January via Zoom. Monday interviews are typically held between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET and Friday interviews are typically held between 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. ET. Interviews are not conducted on weekends, holidays, the Friday after Thanksgiving or the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We commit to building a culture of health and racial equity, fair treatment, access, opportunity and advancement for all. We value the uniqueness of each person and embrace diverse backgrounds, opinions and experiences. We make space for intellectual, racial, social and cultural diversity and treat everyone with dignity and respect. We are dedicated to ensuring our communities, patients and colleagues across our care system feel accepted and valued, thus establishing a sense of belonging within our program and healthcare sites.

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Dr. Remy A. Sirken, MD

Founding Program Director, Rural Psychiatry Residency

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Dr. Sirken 

Diane Slosser

Program Coordinator, Rural Psychiatry Residency

Contact Diane Slosser

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