Students typically do a psychiatry rotation during medical school; after medical school, they can specialize their practice in this field via a residency program. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and must complete their M.D. before beginning their residencies.
10 Medical Schools with Psychiatry Programs
Here are a few medical schools that offer a residency program in psychiatry. Residents do not pay tuition to a school; rather, they earn a salary.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Program Offered|
|Harvard University||Cambridge, MA||4-year, Private||Residency|
|Stanford University||Stanford, CA||4-year, Private||Residency|
|Johns Hopkins University||Baltimore, MD||4-year, Private||Residency|
|University of California - San Francisco||San Francisco, CA||4-year, Public||Residency|
|University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)||Philadelphia, PA||4-year, Private||Residency|
|Washington University in St. Louis||Saint Louis, MO||4-year, Private||Residency|
|Yale University||New Haven, CT||4-year, Private||Residency|
|Columbia University||New York, NY||4-year, Private||Residency|
|Duke University||Durham, NC||4-year, Private||Residency|
|University of Chicago (Pritzker)||Chicago, IL||4-year, Private||Residency|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
School Selection Criteria
When searching for a medical school residency program, aspiring psychiatrists may want to consider the following:
- Students wanting to make their medical school selection based on the type of psychiatric research being conducted at the school can find school rankings by the National Institute of Health (NIH).
- U.S. News and World Report provides two lists of medical school rankings: one based on the primary-care training provided, and one based on the research being conducted by the school.
- Students may want to search for a school and an affiliated hospital that provides integrated public and private psychiatry, stable psychiatric doctoral leadership, a diverse patient population and career opportunities.
Aspiring psychiatrists typically seek out psychiatric residencies after earning their M.D. When choosing a school for their residency, applicants may want to consider the psychiatry research being conducted by the faculty and students, as well as any hospital affiliations the school has.