How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Duke Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program! Please see the application requirements below, and reach out with any questions.

General Information

  • All applicants must apply through the ERAS website and are due by September 1. Supporting documents must be received by September 30.
  • We conduct virtual interviews in September and October.
  • Invited applicants will also be invited to join optional virtual open house events that highlight research opportunities and the perspectives of our current fellows.

Application Requirements

  • ERAS common application form
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Medical school Dean's letter
  • Two letters of recommendation from medical professionals with whom you have worked
  • Letters from training directors of all current and/or previous residency programs
  • Transcripts from USMLE or COMLEX. Trainees must pass USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK, and Step 2CS or COMLEX 1 and 2 prior to starting fellowship training at Duke.
  • Foreign medical graduates must provide ECFMG certification. Applicants must have a J-1 visa; Duke Health does not sponsor H1-B visas.
  • Eligibility for a Residency Training License in the State of North Carolina (see eligibility requirements here)

Selective Service System Registration

All male applicants (as determined by gender assigned at birth for purposes of this requirement) who are U.S. citizens or immigrants must have registered with the Selective Service System within 30 days of their 18th birthday, or arrival date into the U.S. Individuals are eligible to register until the age of 26. Failure to register is a violation of federal law, and can face significant penalties, including loss of eligibility for citizenship for immigrants. Individuals who have not registered are not eligible for a variety of benefits including federal student aid, federal job training, and any job in the Executive Branch of the government (e.g. VA, Medicare, federal prisons), and are not allowed to work in federal facilities even as a resident or fellow.

Most Duke GME programs require rotations at federal facilities such as VA hospitals or prisons. All trainees in those programs must be eligible to work at those facilities. All applicants should ensure that they have registered for the Selective Service System if appropriate. If they have not registered, they should discuss this with their potential program director. Learn more

Additional Information for Applicants

Learn about stipends, employment requirements and more on Duke’s Graduate Medical Education website.

A few resources of note include: