Adult Psychiatry Residency - Application/Contact Information

Application Process

All applications are processed through ERAS. All entering PGI positions are in the NRMP match. Applications are processed as early as September 29 and are accepted through December 15th.  Applications are reviewed and should include:  a completed ERAS application, MSPE Letter, Medical School Transcript, personal statement and 3 Letters of Recommendation and also the following:

  • USMLE/COMLEX Parts I and II should be passed on the first attempt. 
  • The USMLE/COMLEX Part II Clinical Skills Exam must be passed on the first attempt with formal verification prior to submission of the match list in February. Should COVID have interfered with the applicant’s ability to take Part 2 CS/PE, the MSPE will be carefully reviewed along with ECFMG guidelines (if applicable).
  • Graduates of foreign medical schools not graduating in spring, 2020; must have a valid ECFMG certificate posted on ERAS prior to the deadline for match list submission in February.
  • The applicant should have completed medical school (including internship if required by your school) no more than 4 years ago.
  • If transferring from an ACGME-approved residency, the applicant should have participated in that residency no more than 2 years ago.
  • It is expected that applicants be truly interested in pursuing a career in Psychiatry and have demonstrated that with meaningful exposure to modern Psychiatry as currently practiced in the United States.
  • Sponsorship of J-1 Visa’s ONLY for residency training.  Hartford Hospital will NOT sponsor H1b Visa’s.
  • There are no exceptions to the USMLE/COMPLEX Part 2 CS/PE criteria listed above.  With respect to the remaining guidelines, discretion may be exercised where the application reveals exceptional strengths in certain areas.
  • Interviews are conducted from October 14 through mid-January on Zoom. Interviews are conducted Monday-Friday of each week beginning at 8:00 a.m. and typically ending by 3:00 p.m. EST. There are occasions when interviews end as late as 4:00 p.m. Interviews are not conducted on weekends, holidays, the Wednesday through Friday of Thanksgiving week or between Christmas & New Year’s Day (12/22-1/3).
  • Interviews are by invitation only.  Once the application is complete and reviewed, selected candidates will be invited by e-mail and will be asked to respond to schedule an in interview date. The morning “tour” and question/answer session with a PG3/4 resident and “lunch” with residents provide an opportunity to ask questions. A Zoom follow up get-together session for applicants who have already interviewed will be held twice during the recruitment season, once before the holidays and again toward the end of January.

A video will allow the applicant to visit the Institute of Living campus and see Hartford Hospital and the CT Children’s’ Medical Center across the street. The day includes an opportunity to speak with faculty and residents.

Sample Contract & Salary Schedule

  • Click here for information regarding SALARIES, BENEFITS, INSURANCE, and HOUSING available to participants of the Graduate Medical Education Programs sponsored by Hartford Hospital.

On ERAS, The Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital General (Adult) Psychiatry Program is called HARTFORD HOSPITAL-CT on the NRMP site. Program number is 1083400CO.

The program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, disability or national origin.

Contact Us

Director of Residency Training:

Adrienne Bentman, M.D.

Phone: 860.545.7183

Residency Coordinator:

Nicole Labowski

Phone: 860.545.7183

Mailing Address:

Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital
Residency Training Program in Psychiatry
200 Retreat Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Attn: Nicole Labowski, Campus Lodge, 2nd floor