Application & Eligibility


All potential applicants are encouraged to apply through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Applications are currently being accepted. Our program sponsors H-1 and J-1 visa and is a participant of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Our ACGME program ID # is 4003500312. You may contact our residency program coordinator, Joanna Rapuzzi, for more information.

Cassandra Walkin
Residency Coordinator, Psychiatry
376 Sequine Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10309
Phone: 718-226-5976 or 718-226-3485
Fax: 718-226-2826
Email: clucchese1@nshs.edu


Eligibility for the residency program is determined on an individual basis. All applications should include:

  • A fully completed ERAS application
  • Official Medical School Transcript
  • Dean's Letter
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation from physicians with appointments at accredited hospitals in North America (exceptions are considered on a case by case basis)
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX Scores
  • Prior/Current Research Activities and Publications
  • Personal Statement
  • ECFMG Certification (if applicable)
  • Photograph

Selected applicants will be invited to schedule an interview after review of their application. Interviews are usually scheduled for in the month of October, November, or December. If you have been selected for an interview, you will receive an email with information about how to make these arrangements. If granted an interview by the selection committee, you will be given:

  • A full overview of the residency by the program director
  • A tour of the facility
  • A question and answer session with our faculty, residents, and/or staff
  • An interview with the chair, program director and/or other faculty members
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