Application Process

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We plan to match seven PGY-1 positions for the 2024-2025 academic year.

For consideration for an invitation to interview with our program, your application must include at least three letters of recommendation (four letters are preferred), your medical school’s Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), your personal statement, your USMLE Step 1 result (and Step 2CK, if available).  Please note that only applicants who are currently in medical school or who have graduated from medical school within the past 3 years will be considered for an interview and that we are unable to sponsor work visas in our training program. Also, only those applicants who will be eligible for medical licensure in California will be considered.

Applicants who meet the criteria above and who have submitted the required materials will be sent an email with a link to a survey that will request a brief answer (no more than 150 words) to the following question:

“Why is the UCLA-Olive View Psychiatry Residency Training Program specifically appealing to you?”

Once our program receives your completed survey, your full application will be reviewed for consideration for an interview invitation, so we encourage applicants to submit the survey as early as possible. Surveys submitted after October 5, 2023 will not be considered.

We plan to release interview invitations on Mondays starting no earlier than October 9.

Applicants who will be invited for an interview can expect to hear from our program by December 15, 2023.


Interview Day Information

Our residency program interview day will be done virtually (on Zoom) and will include an overview of the program, formal interviews with both faculty and senior residents, and opportunities to interact informally with current residents during the day.

Interview days with invited applicants will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from November through January. Each interview day will begin in the morning and conclude by 1:30 p.m. (PST).

We do not currently anticipate any open PGY-2 positions for the 2024-2025 year. Any inquiries regarding the availability of PGY-2 positions should be made directly to our Program Administrator, Andrea Mclean.


If you are a medical student interested in applying for a visiting rotation, please click here.

(updated October 2, 2023)

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