Instructions for Applying to the UHS Resident/Fellow Stipend Program

*Please Note: This program is currently only for psychiatry and behavioral health residents and fellows.

Before you apply for the program, please gather the following required materials to complete and upload to the application:

  • Disclosure Questions and Attestations Signature e-Form

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    • Complete, save and upload to the program application.
  • Letter of Recommendation: Every physician who applies for the UHS Resident/Fellow Stipend Program must submit a formal letter of recommendation from someone at their current training program. The letter should be from a Program Director/Department Chair (or other faculty member) who knows you well enough to comment in depth on not only your academic performance, but also your personal qualities and their impact on your future career in medicine. Both items — your professional performance and your personal qualities — are equally important. Along with the other pieces of the application packet, your letter of recommendation will be reviewed by a committee of UHS leaders and carries significant weight in the stipend award process. All letters must be typed on official program letterhead and include:
    • The date you started your training
    • The anticipated date you will complete your training
    • The author’s signature
    • How long the Program Director/Department Chair (or other faculty member) has known you and in what capacity
    • How well the Program Director/Department Chair (or other faculty member) knows you
    • Remarks about you in comparative context with other physicians they have supervised or for whom they have written letters
    • Topics such as work ethic and clinical competency
  • Personal Vision Statement: Your vision statement should be a typed document that provides a detailed description of your professional and personal goals upon completion of your training. The UHS Resident/Fellow Stipend Program is highly competitive. A screening committee of UHS leaders reviews each application and your vision statement will be reviewed in depth as a part of the selection process. The following topics are recommended for inclusion in your personal vision statement:
    • Detailed information on why you chose a career in medicine
    • How you chose your medical specialty
    • What you hope to accomplish once you begin medical practice
    • Personal/professional achievements that have impacted your personal/professional development
    • Life experiences that have impacted your personal/professional development
    • Any other related topics
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

If you have questions, please send an email to [email protected].

Please Note: All applications are processed on a rolling basis. Upon submission, you may receive an introductory phone call from a UHS representative to discuss or clarify items on your application. You will be notified of our decision within 60 days of submittal.

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