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Resident Applicants

Welcome, prospective residents. Thank you for your interest in the psychiatry residency program at The Medical Center. This section provides information to help you with the application process. You are welcome to view information listed throughout the program website.

Requirements for Candidacy
The program shall enroll only graduates of Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) accredited Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (COM). This psychiatry residency program shall select from among eligible applicants. This program shall not discriminate with regard to race, gender, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation (including gender identity) or status as a protected veteran.

Application Process
PGY-1 positions are offered through the National Matching Services Inc. AOA Intern/Resident Registration Program (NMS). In selecting residents for positions other than the PGY-1 level, the program may forego use of NMS. All applications must be submitted through ERAS.

1. ERAS Application
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Medical School Transcript
4. Personal Statement
5. Photograph
6. COMLEX-USA Transcript
7. Dean’s Letter
8. Letters of recommendation (minimum of three)

Candidates with a passing score on the first attempt on COMLEX Step 1, Step 2 CE and Step 2 PE have priority in our selection process. Applicants may apply if their Step 2 scores are still pending; however, scores should be submitted as soon as available.

Applicant Interview Selection
The recruitment committee reviews all applications that meet the above criteria and determine which applicants to invite to an interview. Our interviews take place between September and early January on pre-determined interview dates by invitation only. Invitations are sent via email.

Interview Day
Interviews take place at the main hospital campus located at 250 Park Street, Bowling Green, KY. Applicants are provided discounted hotel accommodations and lunch during the day of the interview.

Applicants are provided the opportunity to interview with the Program Director, Director of Medical Education, Program Faculty, and the Program Coordinator. Interviewees will also tour our facility and attend a didactic session with our current faculty, residents and medical students.

Inquiries can be made by email medicaleducation@mcbg.org.

Additional Information
All residents must have successfully completed COMLEX Part III in order to advance to PGY-3. A contract for the third year of post-graduate residency training will not be offered until successful completion of COMLEX Part III. We do not have specific score requirements.

All residents must pass a criminal background check before they are allowed to work at The Medical Center.