UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program matches 16 for its Class of 2022

By Nicholas Roznovsky

After receiving more than 840 applications and conducting interviews with 92 candidates over a 12-week period, the UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) announced that it will welcome a full class of 16 new resident physicians into its Class of 2022. The incoming class, which will begin clinical work on June 21 after participating in orientation activities, is a highly accomplished group.

Together, the cohort has published 85 peer-reviewed manuscripts and presented 35 posters at national meetings. They hold interest in a wide variety of sub-specialties, including basic science research, child and adolescent psychiatry, clinical research, consultation-liaison psychiatry, medical education, mental health policy, public psychiatry, and translational research.

The incoming class includes presidents of student interest groups in psychiatry and infectious disease, editors-in-chiefs for literary magazines, managers of free clinics, members of medical student curriculum committees, founders of non-profit community organizations, recipients of T32 and HHMI fellowships, directors and presidents of LGBT organizations, medical school class presidents, the co-founder of a Muslim health clinic, founders of women science associations, international journalists, and chairs for minority student organizations. Included in the group are fluent speakers of Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Students on Mission Bay campus

Additional facts about the UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program Class of 2022:

  • 44 percent are women
  • 13 percent are from under-represented minorities in medicine (as defined by the Association of American Medical Colleges)
  • 31 percent received their medical degree from California institution and, 69 percent from medical schools in other U.S. states
  • 50 percent intend to participate in the UCSF Psychiatry Research Resident Training Program
  • 19 percent identify as LGBT
  • 50 percent hold combined MD/PhD degrees, with several others holding other advanced degrees
  • 31 percent have been recognized by either the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society or Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • At 16 students, this year's incoming class of psychiatry residents is the largest in California and among the top ten largest in the nation

According to preliminary figures provided by the National Resident Matching Program, more than 37,000 U.S. and international medical school students and graduates vied for residency positions, making this year's match the largest in history. Of those, 1,617 applicants were offered residency positions by 288 psychiatry and psychiatry-related programs. Since last year, the total number of psychiatry residency positions offered nationwide has increased by 4.1 percent.

About UCSF Psychiatry

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care and public service.

UCSF Psychiatry conducts its clinical, educational and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including UCSF campuses at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay and Laurel Heights, UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Health Care System and UCSF Fresno.

About the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, established by the extraordinary generosity of Joan and Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill, brings together world-class researchers with top-ranked physicians to solve some of the most complex challenges in the human brain.

The UCSF Weill Institute leverages UCSF’s unrivaled bench-to-bedside excellence in the neurosciences. It unites three UCSF departments—Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurological Surgery—that are highly esteemed for both patient care and research, as well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program, a cross-disciplinary alliance of nearly 100 UCSF faculty members from 15 basic-science departments, as well as the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, a multidisciplinary research center focused on finding effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.

About UCSF

UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises top-ranked hospitals – UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland – and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area.