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Doesn't everyone match into psychiatry residencies?

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by edieb, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. edieb

    edieb Senior Member
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    Aug 27, 2004
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    I am leaving my phd clincial psychology program for medical school and had a question: How hard is it to match into a non-competitive psychiatry residency? I was under the impression that almost everyone matched into a residency of some sort... In clinical psychology, we have a glut of people who don't match. This year the number is around 700 after the scramble/clearinghouse but am hoping the situation is better in psychiatry...
  2. jjbmsiv

    jjbmsiv INTJ
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    Sep 26, 2006
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    I remember reading somewhere else on SDN that out of 1057 spots nationwide, 1000 matched (this is pre-scramble, not sure what the final number is today). So, I don't think it's fair to say that psych is wide open, and most folks will tell you that as a speciality, it has annually been becoming tougher and tougher to get in. Don't let that discourage you, though!
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  3. Anasazi23

    Anasazi23 Your Digital Ruler
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    Feb 19, 2003
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    Any American grad is virtually guaranteed a spot, unless you're horrid in interviews or have awful academic credentials or some huge black mark on your app.

    So you decided to switch for sure?

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