Medical students matching to psychiatry on the rise

A total of 2,143 medical school graduates matched into psychiatry residency programs in 2023 — up from 2,030 in 2022, according to data from the National Resident Matching Program. 

The data includes graduates from allopathic and osteopathic medical school graduates, international students and graduates from previous years. 

The ongoing mental health provider shortage has made care difficult to find for many Americans. As the demand for psychiatric services continues to rise, the lack of accessible mental healthcare has become a national issue

More students have matched into psychiatry programs in each of the last four years. Here is a breakdown since 2019:

2023: 2,143

2022: 2,030

2021: 1,904

2020: 1,838

2019: 1,720

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