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)
  • 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 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 H-1B and J-1 Visas

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


  • 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 applicant.
  • We will notify applicants of their status by November 17, 2022; statuses include Invited to Interview, Waitlisted, Under Consideration, or No Longer Under Consideration for Interview. We commit that we will not invite more applicants to interview than the number of available interview slots.

Interview Format and Details

All residency interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2022-2023 recruitment season, as based on guidance from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Our interview day begins at 8:00am Central Time. All applicants will participate in informational presentations and meetings with program 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 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
  • USMLE/COMLEX scores
  • Medical school transcripts
  • MSPE

Supplemental Application

For the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will be collecting and reviewing data from applicants’ supplemental ERAS applications. Completion of the standard MyERAS application is a requirement; completion of the supplemental ERAS application is optional.

In its second year of use, the supplemental ERAS application is designed to help applicants share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our program’s setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional.

The supplemental ERAS application provides:

  • Geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural setting); 
  • Information about an applicant’s most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable; and program signals.

The supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application and must be completed between August 1 and September 16, 2022.

Learn more about the AAMC supplemental ERAS application

Interview Dates

  • Monday, October 24, 2022
  • Monday, October 31, 2022
  • Monday, November 7, 2022
  • Monday, November 14, 2022
  • Monday, December 5, 2022
  • Monday, December 12, 2022
  • Wednesday, January 4, 2023
  • Monday, January 9, 2023
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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.