Psychiatrists specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders including mental, emotional and behavioral disorders and in the common medical and neurological disorders that relate to the practice of psychiatry.
Training consists of a minimum of four years of postgraduate education. There are 189 psychiatry residency training programs accredited by the ACGME for 2012/2013 offering more than 1,100 categorical positions available to U.S. seniors.
Psychiatry residency training programs participate in the NRMP. Match results through the NRMP and competitiveness information for psychiatry residency training positions are summarized in the U.S. Match Statistics table below.
|US Match Statistics||2013||2012||2011||2010|
|# Categorical/ Advanced positions available for U.S. Seniors||1360||1121||1101||1094|
|% U.S. Seniors matched*||97||97||96||95|
|# Unfilled Categorical/ Advanced Positions||30||38||29||17|
|# Unmatched U.S. seniors||20||15||23||32|
Source: NRMP *Competitiveness is based on the percentage of U.S. seniors who match in each specialty.
Subspecialty/fellowship training following completion of a psychiatry residency training program is available in addiction psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, pain management, psychosomatic medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, and sleep medicine. Detailed information about the scope of these subspecialty training programs, number of positions offered and length of training is available in the GMED on line database FREIDA.
FREIDA physician workforce information for each specialty includes statistical information on the number of positions/programs for residency training, resident work hours, resident work environment and compensation, employment status upon completion of program and work environment for those entering practice in each specialty.
4 years of residency
Categorical positions available
|Addiction Psychiatry||1 year|
|Child & Adolescent Psychiatry||2 years|
|Forensic Psychiatry||1 year|
|Geriatric Psychiatry||1 year|
|Hospice and Palliative Medicine||1 year|
|Pain Management||1 year|
|Psychosomatic Medicine||1 year|
|Sleep Medicine||1 year|
|Median, Academic Salary||$200,000|
|Median, Clinical Salary||$207,000|