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Psychiatry Residency Program
How to Apply


There are 20 positions in our fully accredited, four-year Psychiatry Residency Program. Our program's manageable size fosters a genuine spirit of cooperation, participation and collegiality between residents and faculty to ensure an optimal learning experience.

Banner Good Samaritan participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and PGY-1 and PGY-2 applicants are expected to apply through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants who plan to enter at the PGY-2 level must have completed one year of appropriate training after receiving their medical degree.


PGY-1 applicants should submit their application packet through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Upon review of completed applications, we will contact suitable candidates to arrange a visit with us. In consideration of their travel expenses, we will include a flyer listing hotels in the nearby area which offer reduced rates to the applicants we will be interviewing. Our interview day is personalized to include a series of one-on-one interviews with the Program Director, key faculty and residents, lunch and a tour of the Banner Good Samaritan campus.

Required for all PGY-1 Applicants

  • Common Application Form (CAF)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Dean's Letter (M.S.P.E)
  • 2" x 2" color or black and white Photograph
  • USMLE or COMLEX Transcripts for Step 1 and Step 2 when available
  • ECFMG Status Report if applicable
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

PGY-2 and Transferring Applicants

PGY-2 or transferring applicants should also fill out an application through ERAS. Please remember to submit an additional letter from your current program director.

  • Common Application Form (CAF)
  • Personal Statement
  • Competency based letter addressed to our program director from the program director in the residency you are currently in outlining the clinical experiences for which the applicant has received credit and a statement regarding the applicant's professional ethics.
  • Three letters of recommendation addressed to our program director from physicians with whom you are currently working
  • Your USMLE Scores - Step 1, 2 and 3 if available.
  • Dean's Letter
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Copies of your medical school diploma, previous internship or residency certificates, medical licenses and DEA certificate.
  • 2" x 2" color or black and white photograph
  • ECFMG Certificate or Status Report if applicable

International Medical School Graduates should have passed USMLE Step 1 and both parts of Step 2 before applying. An applicant may be out of medical school no longer than five years. One year of clinical experience in the United States is mandatory as well and may not be in research. We do not sponsor any Visas.

Contact Information
For further information please call, Leticia Rasillo, our Psychiatry Residency Coordinator at (602) 839-6880 (select option 1).

Banner Good Samaritan Psychiatry Residency
925 E. McDowell Rd., 4th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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