Application Process

All applications are processed through ERAS. Applications are processed as early as September and are accepted through December 21st. All Applications are reviewed and should include: a completed ERAS form, Dean's Letter, Medical School Transcript, personal statement, 3 Letters of Recommendation and also the following:

  • USMLE/COMLEX Parts I and II should be passed on the first attempt.
  • The USMLE/COMLEX Part II Clinical Skills Exam must be passed on the first attempt with formal verification prior to submission of the match list in February.
  • Graduates of foreign medical schools not graduating in spring, 2013; must have a valid ECFMG certificate posted on ERAS prior to the deadline for match list submission in February.
  • The applicant should have completed medical school (including internship if required by your school) no more than 4 years ago.
  • If transferring from an ACGME-approved residency, the applicant should have participated in this residency no more than 3 years ago.
  • It is expected that applicants be truly interested in pursuing a career in Psychiatry and have demonstrated that with meaningful exposure to modern Psychiatry as currently practiced in the United States.
  • Sponsorship of J-1 Visas ONLY for residency training. The hospital will not sponsor H1b Visas.
  • There are no exceptions to the USMLE/COMLEX Part 2 CS/CE criteria listed above. With respect to the remaining guidelines, discretion may be exercised where the application reveals exceptional strengths in certain areas.
  • Interviews are conducted from very late October through January 25. Exceptions can be made for those traveling from a distance or with a partner. Interviews are conducted Monday-Friday of each week beginning at 8:00 a.m. and typically ending by 4:00 p.m. There are occasions when interviews end as late as 5:00 p.m. Interviews are not conducted on weekends, holidays, the Friday after Thanksgiving (11/23) or between Christmas & New Year’s Day (12/24-1/1).
  • Interviews are by invitation only. Once the application is complete and reviewed, selected candidates will be invited by letter or e-mail and will be asked to call to schedule an interview date. The morning tour with a PG3/4 resident and lunch with residents provide an opportunity to ask questions.

The applicants will visit the Institute of Living campus and see Hartford Hospital and the CT Childrens’ Medical Center across the street. The day includes an opportunity to speak with faculty and residents, and to tour the facilities. Applicants may return for a second visit at the end of January-February.

Sample Contract & Salary Schedule

The Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital General (Adult) Psychiatry Program is called HARTFORD HOSPITAL-CT on the NRMP site. Program number is 1083400CO.

The program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, disability or national origin.

Contact Us

Director of Residency Training: Adrienne Bentman, M.D.
Phone: (860) 545-7183
Residency Coordinator: Sonya Dupre
Phone: (860) 545-7183
Mailing Address: Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital
Residency Training Program in Psychiatry
200 Retreat Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Attn:  Sonya Dupre, Gengras Building #201
Fax: (860) 545-7403