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Resident-Fellow Census

2020 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 2020 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 in 2019 has remained almost the same as in 2015 but it now includes a higher percentage of U.S. medical school graduates, and even higher percentage of osteopathic graduates compared to 2018 and a lower percentage of international medical graduates (steadily decreasing over the 5-year time period).
    3. Since the initial decrease in proportion of female psychiatry residents in 2016 and 2017, subsequent proportions have remained roughly the same until 2019, with male psychiatry residents in the majority.
    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 or psychiatry trainees to population.

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