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Resident-Fellow Census

2019 Resident-Fellow Census

The field of psychiatry is growing and evolving, as evident by the changes seen in the psychiatric workforce over time. The APA Resident-Fellow Census creates a yearly demographic picture of psychiatry residents—the future of psychiatry.

Download the Census (.pdf)

The uses of the Census are many. It supplies important workforce information to the field for planning and other needs including recruitment and retention efforts of training programs. The Census creates a yearly demographic picture of psychiatry residents, which can be used to assess our psychiatric workforce and its progress on metrics deemed relevant to the practice of psychiatry.

In the 2019 Resident-Fellow Census (.pdf), you will find:

  • History of the Psychiatry Resident/Fellow Census
  • Methodology
  • List of Tables
  • References
  • Key Findings:
    1. The number of available match positions in psychiatry continues to increase.
    2. The proportion of filled positions has increased since 2014 and includes a higher percentage of U.S. medical school graduates and fewer international medical graduates than prior to 2016.
    3. There has been a reduction in the percentage of female psychiatry residents since 2016.
    4. The racial and ethnic diversity among psychiatric trainees has not changed significantly since 2016.
    5. Large geographic differences exist across states in the ratio of psychiatry trainees to population.

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