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Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship: How to Apply

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Application Information

Eligibility
We look for mature, motivated applicants who must have satisfactorily completed an ACGME-accredited general psychiatry residency prior to entering the program. We strive for a well-rounded class of two fellows with individual strengths in different areas.  

Application Procedure
Application Deadline: November 15th.

General Psychiatry fourth-year residents apply for fellowships in Psychosomatic Medicine through the NRMP Specialties Match Program.  ERAS applications will not be used; applications should be sent directly to the program coordinator (electronic and physical address below).

The following is a list of our program criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. We do not currently sponsor Visas.
  • Pass COMLEX or USMLE Steps I & II.
  • We do not offer any pre-match positions.
  • Must be eligible for a Texas License upon the completion of residency, your school MUST be listed on the Texas Medical Board's list of Medical Schools with "Substantial Equivalence". 
  • The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) Common Fellowship Application, which can be found at https://www.apm.org/residents-fellows/common-application/
  • Your Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • A brief, one page, personal statement. (optional)
  • Letters of reference – minimum of two, but not more than 3. One from the current Program Director is required. LOR’s should be submitted directly by their authors. 

Please submit the following materials by November 1st:

  • The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) Common Fellowship PDF Application, which can be found at https://www.apm.org/residents-fellows/common-application/
  • Your Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • A brief, one page, personal statement.
  • Letters of reference – minimum of two, but not more than 3.  One from the current Program Director is required.  LOR’s should be submitted directly by their authors. 

Electronic Submission (Preferred) 

CClark@ascension.org

Or Mail to
Charla Clark Program Coordinator
3501 Mills Ave
Austin, TX 78731
Phone 512.324.2082
Fax 512.324.2084

Summary of Application Process

After review, our program coordinator will be in contact with you to schedule an interview. Interview season is from mid-September until the end of November. Accept or decline a position any time after December 1.  We interview on Fridays so if you wish, you may plan a weekend in our beautiful city. Interviews may be scheduled outside the season or on alternate days in extraordinary circumstances.

For information regarding becoming a physician in training in the State of Texas, please visit the Texas Medical Board website: http://www.tmb.state.tx.us. IMGs/FMGs: please take note of the list of Schools Whose Graduates Do Not Have to Prove Substantial Equivalence of Their Education (located under Physician Applicants). If your medical school is not listed, you will not be invited for an interview and may find it difficult to obtain a training permit in Texas. The list is subject to change at any time.