In 2021, FREIDA™ users tallied more than 350,000 views of psychiatry residency programs. In this list, we pare the list of 285 psychiatry residencies down to the 10 psychiatry residency programs ranked at the top for user interest.

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Rankings are based on identified medical student activity on FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®, from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2021. FREIDA allows medical students to search for a residency or fellowship from more than 12,000 programs—all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Psychiatry is one of the oldest medical specialties, but it is also one of the most exciting frontiers of medicine. A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses and emotional problems. Because of extensive medical training, the psychiatrist understands the body’s functions and the complex relationship between emotional illness and other medical illness. The psychiatrist is best qualified to distinguish between physical and psychological causes of both mental and physical distress, and serves as the medical expert for the mind/brain/body interface. Psychiatrists use a wide variety of treatments, including various forms of psychotherapy, medications and hospitalization, according to the needs of each patient.

  1. University of Alabama Medical Center Program

  2. Prime Health Care Consortium at St Mary's and St Clare Denville Hospital Program

  3. Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program

  4. Creighton University School of Medicine (Phoenix) Program

  5. UCLA-Kern Medical Center Program

  6. Rush University Medical Center Program

  7. Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center Program

  8. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst) Program

  9. University of California (San Francisco)/Fresno Program

  10. University of Connecticut Program

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