In 2019 so far, FREIDA™ users have tallied more than 3.5 million views of medical residency programs. With this collection, we draw from the over 1,900 first-year positions for psychiatry and reveal which residency programs offer the most positions.

Rankings are based on FREIDA™ data updated as of Oct. 10, 2019. FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®, allows medical students to search for a residency or fellowship from more than 11,000 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 Texas Southwestern Medical School Program – 20 positions

  2. Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program – 20 positions

  3. University of Washington Program – 19 positions

  4. University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Joe and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine Program – 18 positions

  5. University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Program – 17 positions

  6. Duke University Hospital Program – 16 positions

  7. Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Program – 16 positions

  8. University of California (San Francisco) Program – 16 positions

  9. University of North Carolina Hospitals Program – 16 positions

  10. UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center Program – 15 positions

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