Psychiatry Residency

Psychiatry residency in numbers

The number of Psychiatry positions increased by 27% past 5 years. Around 300 programs offer 1907 positions. It is 5.5% of all available residency positions. The proportion of matched US MDs, DOs, and IMGs (around 63%, 19%, 18% respectively) is stable over the past years. Mean USMLE Step 1 score of matched applicants equals 227 for US MDs, 225(527 COMPLEX 1) for DOs, and 213/225 for US/non-US IMGs. Mean USMLE Step 2 score of matched applicants equals 241 for US MDs, 238(555 COMPLEX 1) for DOs, and 226/235 for US/non-US IMGs. 99% of residency positions are filled during the main match. Psychiatry residency positions were filled by around 6.5% of all matched US MDs, 5% of all matched DOs, and 4% of matched IMGs. Psychiatry is the top choice for many qualified applicants.

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Number of PGY-1 Psychiatry positions by state

Number of Psychiatry positions by state based on PGY-1 main residency Match

Percent MDs, DOs and IMGs filled PGY-1 during the main residency Match

Percent of PGY-1 Psychiatry MDs, DOs and IMGs by year

Psychiatry PGY-1 main residency Match statistics

Year Positions Filled(%) MD DO IMGs
2021 1907 99.8 1246 (65 %) 332 (17 %) 309 (16 %)
2020 1858 98.9 1188 (63 %) 335 (18 %) 293 (15 %)
2019 1715 98.8 1090 (63 %) 329 (19 %) 275 (16 %)
2018 1556 99.0 1025 (65 %) 251 (16 %) 264 (16 %)
2017 1495 99.7 972 (65 %) 216 (14 %) 303 (20 %)

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