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Applicants must be board-eligible psychiatrists at the time of entry into the program. We select applications who demonstrate a commitment to patient-centered care including integrity, empathy and respect for patients and who are committed to advancing the field through leadership and research/scholarship.

To Apply

For the 2022-2023 recruitment season, we are accepting applications submitted through the electronic residency application service (ERAS). Since this is the first year using ERAS, you are welcome (but not required) to send your CV or contact information to Carrie Smith so we can be in touch during the transition to the new system. Applicants may begin applying on July 1, 2021 via ERAS for our 2022-2023 fellowship class. Visit the ERAS website to learn more.

Interviews and offers will occur via a rolling admissions process from ~July-October.

Please contact Carrie Smith at: with questions.

For more information

Ismene Petrakis, MD
Program Director
Professor of Psychiatry
VA CT Healthcare System
950 Campbell Avenue (116A)
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 932-5711 x 2244

Carrie L. Smith
Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
VA CT Healthcare System
950 Campbell Avenue, Building 35
West Haven, CT 06516

Yale is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority group members are encouraged to apply.