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Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program Application

Note To Prospective Applicants About USCD's COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

As of October 15, 2021, UC San Diego and San Diego County Health policies mandate that all healthcare workers be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations or have an exemption for medical or religious reasons (subject to review and approval). In addition, UCSD's major affiliates have similar expectations. Those health care workers who are out of compliance may not participate in direct patient care.


The applicant must have completed an ACGME-accredited general adult residency in psychiatry and have a valid, completely unrestricted California medical license by the starting date, July 1.

The California Medical Board requires a minimum of 12 months of training in an ACGME-accredited program and a passing score on the USMLE Step III to qualify for medical licensure.

How to Apply

The UC San Diego Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, and the majority of fellowship programs, will be utilizing the electronic residency application service (ERAS) for recruitment for the fellowship class starting July 1st, 2022.

Applicants may submit their application to the ERAS service starting in July of the application year.

Visit the ERAS website

International Medical Graduate Information

Graduates of international medical schools, located outside of the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, are eligible to pursue accredited postgraduate training programs in this state when they have met the prerequisites established by the Medical Board of California (MBC).

U.S. Clinical experience is preferred within the last 2 years. We look for applicants who have passed all USMLE Steps on first attempts with exceptional scores and are board certified/eligible. International Medical School graduates are advised to contact the Medical Board of California to request licensure application material. Please contact the Medical Board by mail at the following address or by phone as noted:

Medical Board of California
1426 Howe Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
(800) 633-2322

Following the Medical Board of California’s review of the applicant’s application material, the applicant will be advised in writing whether he/she has satisfied the requirements of this state and whether he/she is eligible to commence postgraduate training in California. If so, a PTAL will be issued. All applications must include this letter to be considered.

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