Since its inception in 1943, the USC Psychiatry Residency Training Program has had exceptional strength in public sector and community psychiatry. Over the years, our department has greatly expanded clinical, teaching, and research opportunities for our residents.

The training program is primarily based at two state of the art medical centers: the Los Angeles General Medical Center and the private Keck Hospital of USC. These clinical facilities and associated sites provide unparalleled exposure to a rich and diverse clinical population. Our highly dedicated faculty take great pride in their roles as educators and mentors. Most importantly, our residents are dedicated learners, clinicians, teachers, and scholars, who are critically involved in all aspects of our program. They are our greatest ambassadors!

We look forward to sharing our program with you at this important and exciting time in your career.

How To Apply

Applicants to the USC Psychiatry Residency Program must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All internship positions will be offered through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) and only accept intern applicants through the NRMP Match.

Requirements for application include:

NRMP Program Number: 1033400CO

Need Help Applying? Contact 
Program Coordinator, 
Penny Pourat:


Residents are employees of the County of Los Angeles. Resident salaries are determined in negotiations between their legal bargaining unit, the Council of Interns and Residents (CIR), and the LAC Department of Health Services.

For residents starting October 1, 2022:

PGY1 $67,821.15
PGY2 $69,611.02
PGY3 $73,227.72
PGY4 $78,910.92

Subsequent raises each October 1 of current contract as below:

  Oct 1, 2023 Starting Oct 1, 2024
PGY1 $70,025.34 $72,301.16
PGY2 $71,873.37 $74,209.26
PGY3 $75,607.62 $78,064.87
PGY4 $81,475.52 $84,123.48


Housing $10,000 annual housing allowance
Bonus $2,000 for interns progressing to second residency year
Educational Stipend $1,180 per year. Additional $500 yearly for conference costs, $150 yearly for poster printing, and free biostatistician consultation
Meals $28 per day at Los Angeles General Medical Center, $21 per day at Keck Hospital of USC; meals are reimbursed during off-campus rotations at $27 per day
Parking Provided at no cost at Los Angeles General Medical Center and Keck Hospital
White coats/scrubs Provided
Vacation Up to 24 days paid vacation each year
Sick Leave Up to 8 days per year
Professional liability insurance Provided (Los Angeles County self-insures)
Moonlighting Allowed starting PGY3 year for residents in good standing
Maternity/Paternity leave Available
Medical/dental benefits Choice of several offered plans; family coverage available at additional cost
Life insurance $2,000 term policy is provided; additional insurance may be purchased