The field of psychiatric medicine is much closer to neurology than it is to psychology. Once you decide on your field of interest as a medical student and get accepted into a psychiatry residency, your first year of psychiatry residency includes at least 4 months of clinical training in either internal medicine and/or pediatrics and at least 2 months of neurology training. Certain illnesses are of interest to both psychiatrists and neurologists, such as dementias and seizure disorders, but psychiatry residents may be especially interested in schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse disorders, personality disorders, etc.
As you learn more about the best medical schools for psychiatry, you should know that in medical school, you’ll have a chance to experience several areas of medicine before choosing your residency specialty. In the last four years, the number of U.S. medical school seniors matching into psychiatry has gone from 685 in 2014 to 1,069 in 2019 in 309 programs. Here are some notable medical schools that will prepare you for a psychiatry residency match, according to U.S. News and World Report.
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Six Stanford students matched into psychiatry residencies on Match Day 2019. Each medical student is required to complete a four-week psychiatry clerkship in their clerkship year. Students participating in the clerkship are assigned to one of six affiliated patient-care sites, where they will study diagnostic techniques and treatment options for a variety of psychiatric patients and learn to perform interviews and psychiatric evaluations under the supervision of one of Stanford’s medical faculty.
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