Psychiatric residents increasing.
The number of psychiatric residents is increasing modestly,
according to a resident census conducted by the American Psychiatric
Association. As of Aug. 30, the total number of psychiatric residents
had increased 1.6% over the previous year. U.S. medical graduates
increased 4%, and women residents were up 5.5%, the census showed.
Psychosomatic medicine, a new psychiatric subspecialty, had 60% female
fellows. The top three most popular subspecialties were child and
adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry;
all subspecialties had increasing numbers of fellows except for
geriatric psychiatry. Geographically, the highest concentration of
residents was in New York state, followed by California.