University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 2019 Match Results Represent Third Annual Increase in Psychiatry Residencies

Resident Match Day 2019 was again very successful for University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM) medical students pursuing careers in psychiatry, thanks to the strong leadership of Jason Rosenstock, MD, (Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Medical Student Education) and Jody Glance, MD, (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director of Medical Student Education). 

The 2019 Residency Match represented a notable overall increase in graduating seniors who matched into psychiatry training programs:

  • Eleven percent of the entire UPSOM graduating class—15 students—matched into psychiatry training programs. 
  • This percentage is twice the national average.
  • 2019 is the third consecutive year of increases, consistent with a growing national trend of graduating seniors who pursue training in psychiatry. 
  • Six graduating UPSOM seniors chose to remain at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital for their residency training. 

Dr. Rosenstock and Dr. Glance celebrated this year’s match outcomes for UPSOM: “We’re thrilled with the growing interest in psychiatry among Pitt medical students. It’s a testament to the overall strength of our department—high-quality clinical services, cutting-edge research, engaged and enthusiastic faculty and staff. Students see the importance of what we’re doing and are attracted to this work, choosing careers in an area where they can really help affected individuals and their families. And these students are well-trained here—they’ve matched in some of the best psychiatry residencies in the country, including our own. We look forward to following the careers of these young physicians, and inspiring younger students to follow in their footsteps.”