2018 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.

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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 2018 Resident-Fellow Census, you will find:

History of the Psychiatry Resident/Fellow Census


List of Tables


Key Findings:

  1. The number of available match positions has steadily increased since 2012.
  2. The proportion of filled positions has increased since 2012 and includes a higher percentage of U.S. medical school graduates than prior to 2012.
  3. The racial and ethnic diversity in the psychiatric workforce has increased since 2012.
  4. There has been a reduction in the percentage of female residents since 2012.
  5. As more U.S. medical school graduates enter psychiatry residency training, the percentage of international medical graduates in the U.S. resident workforce has declined.

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