Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program
The Stanford Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program interviews applicants for eight (8) Child & Adolescent Psychiatry positions and one (1) Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Community Track position. We welcome applications from both: national and international medical graduates. To be eligible for our program, you must have either an MD or DO degree, and have three years of Adult Residency training in an ACGME-approved program. Also you need to have passed the USMLE exam steps I, II and III, as well as the ECFMG exam (if an international graduate) before the interviews.
Stanford only participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All supporting documents must be submitted electronically.
Within the NRMP and ERAS we offer two tracks:
- Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Categorical Track)
NRMP # 1820405F0
- Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Community Track)
NRMP # 1820405F1
When Do I Apply?
All complete applications must be in ERAS by September 13.
We strongly encourage you to submit your completed applications prior to this date, as the interviewing schedule fills quickly.
How Do I Apply?
Please use myERAS to track the status of your documents. Due to the large volume of applications, we will not be able to let you know which documents we received.
A complete application includes the following documents in ERAS:
- ERAS Application
- Personal statement
- Curriculum vitae
- Program Director Letter of Recommendation with the attached Program Director's Attestation FORM including documentation of three (3) passed Clinical Skills Evaluations (CSE).
- Additional three (3) Letters of Recommendations from faculty members who have worked with an applicant in clinical settings.
- Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
- Official medical school transcripts
- Official copy of your United States Medical Licensing Examination scores (USMLE) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing (COMLEX). Osteopathic (DO) Medical Graduates: COMLEX scores are accepted in lieu of USMLE. However, USMLE scores are preferred and recommended).
- Photo. Preferably, a professional high-resolution headshot.
International Medical Graduates must also submit the following ECFMG Supporting Documents in ERAS:
- ECFMG Certificate and Status Report
- Stanford Hospital and Clinics does not sponsor the H-1B visa.
When are Interviews held?
Our interview season begins in mid-September and goes through the end of November. We conduct interviews remotely on Wednesdays. Typically, we start at 8am and end by 5pm.
If you receive an invitation to interview, please reply as soon as possible to arrange an interview date.
Where can I stay when I come to interview?
Stanford’s location adjacent Palo Alto and Menlo Park offers an abundance of lodging choices, ranging from B&Bs and motels to luxury hotels.
The Stanford lodging guide is based on proximity to the main campus and includes website links, rates, and contact information.
Other helpful lodging information is available at Destination Palo Alto.
Stanford is roughly equidistant from the San Francisco and San Jose airports. Three major airports serve the San Francisco Bay Area:
We suggest comparing fares to all three airports, as there can be significant differences, even for the same airline.
Although San Francisco is the largest of the three area airports and offers the most airlines and flights, some visitors find that San Jose’s smaller size makes it a somewhat more convenient alternative, especially for domestic flights.
Information for International Applicants
Important information for International Medical Graduates (IMG)
All applicants to the Stanford Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program must be eligible for medical licensure in the State of California. Graduates of international medical schools should first contact the Medical Board of California to ensure the requirements to obtain a medical license and practice medicine in California have been met.
International Medical Graduates must obtain the ECFMG Certificate and Status Report. it is required to be submitted with the ERAS application to the Stanford Adult Psychiatry Residency Program.
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) resources:
International Medical Graduates Visa Requirement
Stanford Hospital and Clinics does not sponsor the H-1B visa. All trainees in residency and clinical fellowship programs are placed on ECFMG-sponsored J-1 visas.
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2685
Telephone (215) 386-5900
These licensure requirements are for California only. If you intend to train or practice in another state please contact their respective Medical Board. To be eligible for licensure in California, you must have received all of your medical school education from and graduated from a:
- U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools, or the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation; or LCME Accredited U.S. Programs.
- A foreign medical school which has been evaluated by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or one of the ECFMG authorized foreign medical school accreditation agencies and deemed to meet the minimum requirements substantially equivalent to the requirements of medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools, or the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. The foreign medical school must be listed on the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) World Directory of Medical Schools joint directory, or the World Directory of Medical Schools; or World Directory of Medical Schools.
- A foreign medical school that has been approved by the Medical Board of California (Board).
If you have any questions, please contact Stanford CAP Administrators at