The declining number of U.S. medical students choosing psychiatry as a specialty will exacerbate what the A.P.A. already calls a shortage of psychiatrists, according to a report from the National Resident Matching Program. U.S. News reports today that, according to the APA, about half of the 50,000 psychiatrists in the U.S. are over the age of 55, and many will soon retire.
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