SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I'm currenly applying to MD programs all over the US and I have interviews at several fine schools, actually 10 interviews so far. I'm strongly interested in psychiatry, although not 100% sure that is the residency I will eventually apply for. If given a choice between attending school X versus school Y, is it to my advantage to choose a school with a better psychiatry residency program? Does the overall reputation of the school matter in terms of whether or not I can get into a psychiatry residency program? How much competition is there for residencies in psychiatry? I know that very few medical students go into psychiatry based on matching data I have received from schools, but is this because it is difficult to get into or is this just because few people decide to do it? Thanks.