Application Process

Applying for CAP Fellowship

The Creighton Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), which is supported by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Applications will only be accepted through ERAS.   

Requirements for Applicants

For U.S. graduates, the minimum eligibility requirements to enter the program include graduation from a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

A graduate of a foreign medical school must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and demonstrate proficiency in the English language.  

In addition to ERAS documentation requirements, our program criteria is as follows:

  • Must complete a minimum of three (3) years of General Adult Psychiatry Training at an ACGME-accredited institution.
  • Three letters of reference are required. Letters of reference should support your qualifications for a career in child and adolescent psychiatry. 
  • A current license to practice medicine or eligibility to receive one in the state of Nebraska.
  • We require you to have passed the USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX Level 3 to be considered. We prefer an average USMLE score of 200 with no fails; however, if you show particular promise for a career in clinical psychiatry, we may accept somewhat lower scores. Candidates with two or more failures are unlikely to be considered.
  • International medical graduates (IMGs) must be eligible for a J-1 visa. The program does not accept H-1B visas. International graduates without American citizenship cannot begin the program without acquiring a green card or J-1 visa.   
  • We are seeking candidates who have had relevant residency training or clinical responsibilities in the last three years. Unless the candidate has exceptional, demonstrated promise, candidates who have been away from formal training or the practice of medicine for more than three years are unlikely to be considered.
  • Deadline for applications is October 15.