Applicant Eligibility and Requirements

  • M.D. or D.O. degree or candidate for degree during the current application year
  • Participation in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
  • Completion of an inpatient Internal Medicine Acting Internship (or Sub-Internship). Any MS4 inpatient rotation in general internal medicine or an internal medicine subspecialty will satisfy this requirement.
  • To be considered for interview, passing score on USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1
  • To be considered for ranking, passing score on USMLE Step 2 CK or COMLEX Level 2-CE
  • USMLE Step 2 CS/COMLEX Level 2- PE is not required for applicants during academic year 2021-2022 due to the suspension of these exams.
  • Eligibility for limited Alabama Medical Licensure
  • To be considered for an interview, international medical graduates must be either ECFMG certified or ECFMG eligible with a passing score on USMLE Step 2 CK.
  • To be considered for ranking, international medical graduates must be ECFMG certified prior to the NRMP Rank Order List Certification deadline.
  • We accept H1B and J1 Visas

Full application requirements set forth by UAB Graduate Medical Education can be found at:


  • All applications must be submitted in ERAS and all invitations to interview will be sent through ERAS.
  • Applicants will have 72 hours to respond to an interview invitation. After that time, we will release the interview slot to another candidate.
  • We will notify applicants of their status by November 5, 2021; statuses include Invited to Interview, Waitlisted, Under Consideration, or Declined for Interview. We commit that we will not invite applicants to interview in excess of the number of available interview slots.

Interview Format and Details

Due to COVID-19, all residency interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2021-2022 recruitment season.

Our interview day begins at 8:00am Central Time. All applicants will participate in program informational presentations and meetings with leadership from 8:00-10:00am. Applicants are then split into two even groups with individual interviews scheduled either 10:00am-12:00pm or 1:00-3:00pm, with a 15 minute wrap-up at the end of each individual interview block. Applicants will be assigned to morning or afternoon interview groups one week prior to the interview date.

Chief Residents host a virtual social hour on the evening prior to the interview. Attendance at this event is not required to be considered for a position, but we hope that applicants are able to attend, as this is a fun opportunity to get to know our residents in a casual setting.

We embrace a holistic interview process in order to take into consideration applicants’ experiences and attributes, as well as the value an applicant would contribute to our program’s educational mission. All interviewers participate in implicit bias training. Interviewers are blinded to applicants’ ethnic and racial background, work authorization/VISA status, hometown, USMLE/COMLEX scores, medical school transcripts and MSPE’s.

Interview Dates

All interview dates are on Mondays except for Wed. January 5, 2022.

  • October 18
  • October 25
  • November 1
  • November 8
  • November 15
  • December 6
  • December 13
  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022
  • January 10

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in the UAB Psychiatry Residency Program. If you have further questions about our program, please email us at

PGY 2, 3, and 4 Positions

At this time, we do not have any available PGY 2, 3, or 4 positions. If positions become available in the future, we will post them on this webpage.