Eligible candidates will have completed an ACGME–accredited psychiatry residency program prior to start date of the fellowship
For the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, UCLA will accept applications only via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) .
The steps to apply are as follows:
- Complete the ERAS  application for fellowships.
- Arrange for us to receive via ERAS:
- a dean's letter
- a transcript of your medical school grades
- a personal statement
- scores obtained on the USMLE  examinations
- at least three letters of recommendation (at least one from psychiatry is encouraged, but not required) plus a letter from your training director
Applications will be received and reviewed beginning July 1st and the deadline to apply is October 3rd.
Clinical Skills Verifications Requirements
All applicants must have two (2) passing Clinical Skills Verifications prior to the start of fellowship; one (1) by December 1st of the application year, and at least two (2) completed by June 30th.
Applications and questions about the application process or fellowship should be directed to:
Karina Amaya 
Housestaff Education Coordinator
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Department of Psychiatry, Office of Education
760 Westwood Plaza, Room 37-384
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1759
310.825.0018  Direct
310.825.6483  Fax
We comply with the policies and procedures of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and all six of our categorical positions and our research track position are filled through this program. You can sign up for it by calling (202) 828 0676 or at the website at www.nrmp.org . The due date to register with NRMP and to obtain the match number is in early December for training starting on July 1st of the following year. Notification of the NRMP results will take place in January.
Please note that if you are applying from a non-California training program and you attended medical school in the United States, you are no longer required to obtain California medical license PRIOR to NRMP rank list deadline. Should you match with our program, however, you will be expected to start the application process in mid January and closely follow all deadlines. For details regarding licensure in California please refer to the California Medical Board website at www.medbd.ca.gov .
If you are a foreign medical graduate and do not have California medical license, please call Karina Amaya, the training program coordinator, at (310) 825-0018 for clarification of your eligibility for our program.
Up to 5 applicants will be interviewed on each designated interview day. All interviews will take place at the UCLA Semel Institute , with a typical interview day schedule below:
8:30am-9:30am - Breakfast with the faculty
9:30am-10:00am - Meeting with the Program Coordinator
10:00am-12:00pm - Individual meetings with faculty/fellows
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch with the fellows
1:00pm-4:00pm - Individual meetings with faculty/fellows
4:00pm-5:00pm - Hospital tour with the Chief Fellows
5:00pm - Social event with the fellows at a local restaurant
Karina Amaya , Housestaff Education Coordinator
760 Westwood Plaza, 37-384
Los Angeles, CA 90024