Application Process

Program Code: 1683400C1

Prisma Health-Upstate and University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greer Program offers eight first year Categorical positions in psychiatry. This program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) psychiatry match. We will be conducting virtual interviews October-January.

  • Applications for PGY-1 positions are only accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System).
  • Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as interview slots are limited.
  • Board exam scores and number of attempts are taken into account as we evaluate the totality of the application.
  • International Medical Graduates with US clinical experience are welcome to apply.
  • Fluency in written and oral English is a requirement.
  • Letters of recommendation from US physicians are strongly preferred.
  • Preference is given to applicants from US medical schools.

ERAS Requirements

  • Provide a transcript from your medical school, a dean’s letter and two letters of reference, at least one of which should be from a psychiatrist.
  • In addition to the standard ERAS documentation, applicants must include a supplemental paragraph at the end of their personal statement describing how the Greer program is uniquely suited to their priorities for residency training.
  • For allopathic medical school applicants we require successful completion of the USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK. (Due to possible delays caused by the pandemic, Step 2 score not expected at time of initial application review.)
  • For osteopathic medical school applicants we require successful completion of COMLEX Level 1 and COMLEX Level 2 CE. (Due to possible delays caused by the pandemic, Level 2 score not expected before initial application review.)
  • For all applicants, if not graduating from medical school in this current training year, successful completion of USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX Level 3 is encouraged.

We delight in meeting prospective residents! Upon receipt and review of the above information, carefully chosen applicants will be invited to arrange a mutually convenient Wednesday for interviews. Final acceptance to the program is at the discretion of the department chair and the residency training program director, upon the advice of the Resident Selection Committee. Initial appointment to the program is for one year and reappointment for each subsequent year is based on the resident’s performance.

Notification of Successful Applicants

All interviewed candidates are reviewed by the Resident Selection Committee to complete the rank order list that is submitted to the NRMP. Successful applicants will be notified by NRMP match results, followed by a letter from the program.