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 27th 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.

  • Graduates of foreign medical schools not graduating in spring, 2024; 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 3 years ago.

  • If transferring from an ACGME-approved residency, the applicant should have participated in that residency in academic year 2023-2024.

  • 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.

  • With respect to the remaining guidelines, discretion is occasionally exercised where the application reveals exceptional strengths in certain areas.

  • As part of the interview selection process, we will participate in the signaling.

  • Interviews are by invitation only. Invitations are sent via ERAS email to your personal email address and are sent out several times during the week M - F beginning Friday, September 29th. On receipt of the invitation we ask that you respond to schedule your interview date. Our coordinator will schedule your interview directly with you. We do not use the ERAS or Thalamus scheduling system.

  • Interviews are conducted from October 12 through mid-January on Zoom. Interviews are conducted 4 days a week, 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 (12/18-1/2).

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.

Residency Coordinator:

Nicole Labowski
Phone: 860.545.7183
Fax: 860.545.7403

Mailing Address:

Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital
Residency Training Program in Psychiatry
200 Retreat Avenue
Campus Lodge 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06106