Originally Posted by Pragma
Good point, but...
I also would add that I am talking about the next 10 years. My point was largely based on the assumption that most PhD programs have remained relatively stable in keeping small class sizes. Many PsyD programs graduate 50-100 people per year, from what I have heard.
Thus, aside from non-match, non-accredited internships (which don't matter for state licensure) that are not accounted for by the numbers you provided, there is a big discrepency in rate of growth. I guess I have not crunched the numbers, but it seems to me that in 10 years we might see a heavy proportion of PsyDs in our field if current trends continue. Probably a large enough group of people to prevent any kind of change to the meaning of a PsyD degree.
It's like an epidemiology study.
That's what kids who go to good PsyD programs hate. Take the total students put out per year by the 15 or so good programs and that is eaten up by just 1 FSP with an enrollment of like 150 people.