A psychiatrist specializes in the evaluation and treatment of mental, addictive and emotional disorders such as schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance-related disorders, sexual and gender-identity disorders and adjustment disorders.
Every specialty has unique factors they want each candidate to have in their residency application. NRMP conducts regular Program Director surveys to identify which parts of the residency application are most important in differing specialties. Among the information gathered, Program Directors were asked to cite factors they used to select candidates for interviews. They were also asked to rate each factor on a scale from 1 (least important) to 5 (most important).
|Total Training||4 years|
|Average Residency Salary||$58,175.080|
|Average Physician Salary||$287,000|
|Average Work Week||46.5 Hours|
|Peak Interview Months||October-February|
|Key Organizations and Societies:||American Psychiatric Association (APA)
The American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry (AACDP)
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry