Unfilled Psychiatry Positions

You’re a medical resident looking for your next residency or fellowship position, and we have the perfect one for you. We post vacant spots at various PGY levels and positions outside of the Match. We are constantly updating the list of open positions below, so check back often.

Open Psychiatry Positions

Psychiatry concerns diagnosing, treating, and preventing mental illnesses and diseases. When patients visit a psychiatrist for treatment, they seek help dealing with a particular cognitive, behavioral, emotional, or other mental disorder or issue. These could be suicidal thoughts, depression, stress, anxiety, mood swings, anger issues, etc.

It is clear to distinguish between psychiatry and psychology because both terms often are used interchangeably. Psychologists are professionals who diagnose and treat mental conditions, but they are not medical doctors. A psychologist focuses more on the therapy side of mental health treatment.

On the other hand, psychiatrists are medical doctors who provide psychotherapy and prescribe medication to patients as needed. For example, a psychologist may refer a patient to a psychiatrist if more advanced psychotherapy or medical treatment is required for severe mental illness.

Psychiatrists can treat patients suffering from mood disorders, autism, anxiety, stress, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic depression, schizophrenia, and psychosis. There are even multiple psychiatry subspecialties for treating patients of different ages and mental conditions. These subspecialties include the following:

  • Adolescent psychiatry
  • Addiction psychiatry
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry

Psychiatrists have a comprehensive understanding of general health and mental health and how they are connected. When you study psychiatry in medical school, you will learn how physical health can impact mental health and vice versa. This training is useful when treating patients with panic disorders, substance abuse issues, and PTSD.

The two primary forms of psychiatric treatment are psychotherapy and medication. Prescription medications may reduce the symptoms of common mental disorders, such as chronic depression or psychosis. However, psychotherapy sessions have more long-term value in treating mental health conditions.

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Psychiatrists may work in different settings, such as hospitals, private practices, mental clinics, psychiatric facilities, military bases, police stations, jails, and prisons. The demand for psychiatrists exists in every city and town in the country. You won’t have any problem finding suitable employment as a psychiatrist after completing all the necessary training.

A psychiatrist must complete a four-year undergraduate degree, a four-year medical degree, and a four-year psychiatric residency program. The medical school degree should be either a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree or a Doctor of Medicine Degree. And if you are interested in training in a psychiatric subspecialty, you’ll need to complete at least two years of a fellowship program.

Explore our up-to-date list of vacant residency and fellowship positions in psychiatry.

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