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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
NRTP Program Manager


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 20, 2023

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 2023-2024 recruitment cycle.

Learn More About Research at NRTP

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

James McPartland, PhD: Data Blitz, McPartland Lab

Professor in the Child Study Center; Director, Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Yale Child Study Center; Co-Director of Team Science, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI); Associate Director, Developmental Electrophysiology Lab

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