Psychiatry
 

Overview of the Specialty

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 Requirements

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.

Matching Program Information and Match Statistics

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

2014

2013

2012

2011

Competitiveness*

Low

Low

Low

Low

# Categorical positions available for U.S. Seniors

1324

1360

1121

1101

% U.S. Seniors Matched*

96

97

97

96

# Unfilled Categorical Positions

32

30

38

29

# Unmatched U.S. Seniors

23

20

15

23

Source: NRMP. Match rates for US seniors ranking a single specialty.   *Competitiveness is based on the percentage of U.S. seniors who match in each specialty.

WUSM Match Statistics

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Subspecialty/Fellowship Training

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

Career Information

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.

Washington University Resources

Washington University Graduate Medical Education: GME
Information about graduate medical education at Washington University

Washington University Department Website:
Department of Psychiatry
 

Faculty Contacts:  Psychiatry

Nuri Farber, MD

362-2462

Anne Glowinski, MD

286-2217

Eugene Rubin, MD

362-2467

Melissa Harbit, MD

362-2440

Psychiatry Elective Recommendations

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National Organizations

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Psychiatry Association

At A Glance
Training
4 years of residency 
 
Categorical positions available
These are minimum requirements.
Some programs may have longer residencies.
Fellowships
Subspecialty Length
Addiction Psychiatry 1 year
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2 years
Forensic Psychiatry 1 yar
Geriatric Psychiatry 1 year
Hospice and Palliative Medicine 1 year
Pain Management 1 year
Psychosomatic Medicine 1 year
Sleep Medicine 1 year
Lifestyle
Median, Academic Salary $200,000
Median, Clinical Salary $207,000
Source:AAMC