Greetings Epic Educators!
An updated version of "A Roadmap to Psychiatric Residency" is now live on the APA website.
This document - created with educators from ADMSEP, AADPRT, AAP and involvement of PsychSign - first arrived in 2019. It was updated this year to reflect changes in Psychiatry Match and in it you will find practical guidance on personal statements, how to think about applying, personal statements and questions for the interview day. There is also specialty advice for military match, couples match, osteopathic students and internal students.
Many members of ADMSEP contributed to this document, for which I am eternally grateful.
Applying for Psychiatric Residency Guide to Applying for Psychiatric Residency. Congratulations on choosing one of the most exciting fields in medicine. Not only are psychiatrists uniquely trained to consider the patient from a "whole person" perspective, but the field also includes a wide range of practice settings and diverse opportunities for subspecialization. www.psychiatry.org
I encourage you to share this widely with students planning on applying to our field, with faculty advisors and even with your student affairs deans.
Lia A. Thomas, MD
She / Her / Hers Medical Director, MH Trauma Services Team , VANTHCS Associate Residency Training Director at the Dallas VA and Recruitment Strategies Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry UT Southwestern Medical Center