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. Please note there is no separate ERAS match number for the NRTP. 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, Robert Malison, of their interest. Inquiries and applications can be directed to:

Robert T. Malison, M.D.
Director, NRTP
Yale School of Medicine
34 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06437


Those applicants interested in beginning in the PGY I year will be invited to interview for the adult psychiatry residency program once their application materials are reviewed. Interviews are two-days long and scheduled between mid-November and mid-January on Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday. Applicants are encouraged to arrive in New Haven by 4 pm the day prior to their interview to attend an informal dinner with the psychiatry residents. In the morning of both interview days, applicants meet with clinical and research faculty. Efforts will be made to pair applicants with faculty who share their research interests, and applicants may request to meet with specific faculty members, either within or outside the Department of Psychiatry.

The two-day format enables the applicant to learn about the extensive clinical and research opportunities at the Yale School of Medicine, and includes a tour of the biomedical facilities, meetings with residents and faculty, dinners and lunches with trainees, and presentations from faculty and trainees about their research. The second interview day ends by 4 pm.

Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program

Research Training at Yale in Psychiatry is also available for those interested in a career in child psychiatry, through the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program. This program has a separate application process but interviews for the NRTP and the Integrated Program are coordinated over the same two days.