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How to Apply Through ERAS

We will accept applications through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) starting in mid-July of the recruitment year. 

The UC San Diego Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program is selecting a total of 6 fellows for the upcoming match season. This includes 4 Traditional Track positions, 1 Community Track position, and 1 Research Scholar Track position. Applicants are highly encouraged to apply to any and all tracks that may be of interest to them. When viewing our program in ERAS, please select the tracks to which you would like to apply. 

Please apply as early as possible! Interviews are granted on a rolling basis and spots fill up quickly. Please see application and admission requirements below. 

The following is our program's ERAS information:

ACGME ID4050521014

Program Name: University of California (San Diego) Medical Center Program

SpecialtyChild and Adolescent Psychiatry (Psychiatry)

Please reach out to us if you would like to be considered for a pre-match position with our program prior to July 1st of your recruitment year. 

Ranking Our Tracks

Please feel free to rank any and all tracks that interest you! Be sure to register with NRMP for the match well in advance of the rank deadline (the system typically opens in October, and ranking typically opens in November). Also be sure to double check your rank order list prior to certifying it. 

The following are our program's NRMP codes:

Traditional Track: 1049405F0

Community Track: 1049405F1

Research Scholar Track: Apply to Traditional Track using NRMP code above. Incoming Traditional Track fellows then have the option to apply for the Research Scholar Track after matriculating into the program under the Traditional Track. 


National Resident Matching Program
2450 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20037‒1127
Ph: (202) 862‒6077

Application Requirements

A completed ERAS application consists of:

  • Completed ERAS Application with photo
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Report of Performance during Residency (scanned and emailed directly from RTO to Sabina Perez at )
  • Program Director's Attestation Form for CAP Fellowship eligibility (located on ERAS website) submitted by general psychiatry Residency Training Director with verification of completion of 2 Clinical Skills Verifications during general psychiatry program (3 completed prior to fellowship)
  • A narrative biographical sketch (Personal Statement) of less than 1000 words which includes pertinent personal background information and highlights why you have chosen the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • Dean's Letter
  • Medical School Transcript (International Medical Graduates must also include ECFMG Certificate and California Medical Board Status letter)
  • USMLE Scores (I, II, III)
  • Medical School Diploma (copy scanned and emailed to Sabina Perez at
  • Three letters of recommendation (one of the letters must be from Training Director) submitted electronically using ERAS

Admission Requirements

Preferred Experience

We require that all applicants have completed three years of General Psychiatry Residency training in the United States. All applicants who have not passed STEP 3 prior to the NRMP rank deadline in December will not be ranked. Clinical experience within the United States is preferred within the last 2 years. International Medical School graduates are advised to contact the Medical Board of California to request licensure application material. Refer to the "International Medical School Graduate Application Process" for further information.

All residents must be licensed in California prior to commencing the residency in child and adolescent psychiatry. All residents should contact the Medical Board of California to determine eligibility for licensure.


Contact Us

If you have any questions, contact Sabina Perez:

Sabina Perez
Program Administrator 

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of California San Diego
3020 Children's Way, Mail Code 5018
San Diego, CA 92123‒4426