department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
The Interview Process
Temple University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science offers training encompassing the full spectrum of disciplines within the field of Psychiatry. Unlike the psychiatric departments of many other institutions, Temple Episcopal Hospital is a freestanding university psychiatric facility offering a comprehensive range of services to the public. On the day of your interview, you can expect to take a tour of this six-story facility while visiting multiple acute, extended acute, outpatient and crisis response center departments. Furthermore, you will be exposed to various non-psychiatric divisions including the emergency department, physical therapy and special victims unit. During lunch you will have the opportunity to interact with current residents. It is important for us that you experience the comradery shared by our residents. Over the course of the day, you will be interviewed by two attending and resident physicians. The goal of the interview is not so much to assess your mastery of psychiatry, but to get a sense of your personality, character and the degree to which you will add to the friendly atmosphere here at Temple University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science.
All applicants who are in the process of graduating from medical school must apply through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). You must be matched in order to obtain an interview. Physicians who have already gone through this process or for whom the NRMP process does not apply will need to contact the Residency Program Director, Roy Steinhouse, MD, at (215) 707-3364. Domestic applicants who have taken and passed the USMLE Step 1 and both parts of Step 2 are far more competitive than those that have not. International applicants will have had to have taken and passed all three parts of the USMLE.
Residency Program Information
Temple Episcopal Campus
Ste. 301 Medical Arts Bldg.
100 E. Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125