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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Neuroscience Research Training Program (NRTP) at Yale.

To apply to the NRTP for entry at the PGY I level, apply to the Yale Psychiatry Residency, and indicate your interest in the NRTP on the application or by informing the NRTP training director. The NRTP has a separate match number, but not a separate application process. For entry at the PGY II or higher level, directly contact the NRTP training director.

Applicants at the PGY I and II levels may inform the NRTP Director, Christopher Pittenger, of their interest. Inquires and questions can be directed to:

Jessica Costeines, PhD
Program Administrator, NRTP
34 Park Street, 3rd floor
New Haven, CT 06519


To ensure sufficient time for our program to conduct a fair and equitable review of all applications received, applicants should not expect to receive interview invitations before October 21, 2022.

Our program is aware that the ERAS supplemental application process allows applicants to identify programs of particular interest using the “program signaling” function. We want to reassure applicants that our program does not intend to use this program signaling data to inform our decisions regarding interview invitations or the rank list process.

Consistent with Yale GME and AADPRT recommendations, the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program will be hosting an all-virtual recruitment process for the 2022-2023 recruitment cycle.

Learn More About Research at NRTP

View the videos below to learn more about research at NRTP.


Michelle Hampson, PhD: The use of real-time fMRI to treat and study mental illness

Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Director of real-time fMRI

Michael Bloch, MD, MS: How astrological signs may be associated with risks for ADHD


Youngson Cho, MD, PhD: Motivation improves working memory by shaping neural signals in the prefrontal and parietal cortex


Kieran J. O'Donnell, PhD: The biological embeading of prenatal activity: pregnancy well-being and child development


Ellen J. Hoffman, MD, PhD: How can zebrafish help us to understand genetic and biological mechanisms in autism spectrum disorders?


Marina Picciotto, PhD, Acetylcholine signaling in hippocampus: implications for anxiety and depression


James McPartland, PhD: Data Blitz, McPartland Lab



Flora Vaccarino, MD: Research in the Vaccarino laboratory

Harris Professor in the Child Study Center; Professor in the Department of Neuroscience