Department Announces 2012 Match Results

Yale School of Medicine Match Day 2012

Current Yale medical student and soon-to-be Yale psychiatry resident Ryan Blum (center) is shown the rest of his class by David Ross, MD, PhD, assistant professor and associate program director of the department's residency (right). Blum's wife Daniela, a social worker at the Yale Child Study Center, and eighteen-month-old daughter Norah look on (left).

03/26/2012: On Friday, March 16th, medical students from as near as Yale and as far as South Africa learned they had matched to Yale's psychiatry residency program.

"We are very pleased with this year's match results," said Robert Rohrbaugh, MD, professor of psychiatry, deputy chair for education and career development, and residency program director. "The residency class of 2016 is an incredibly talented and diverse group of individuals who have already demonstrated success in learning medicine, patient care, and research."

John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and chair of Yale's psychiatry department also celebrated the results, "By all measures, this is another stellar class of trainees, among the most talented applicants in the match. I am pleased to welcome them to Yale and congratulate all of the medical students who are going on to the next phase of their careers."

Eight of the twelve incoming residents have advanced degrees and 40% are women and underrepresented minorities.

Yale's newest psychiatry residents, listed below, will report to the program in June.

In total, six Yale medical students matched in psychiatry, besting the national average by 50%. Roughly four percent of U.S. medical students will go on to a psychiatry residency this year.

Yale Psychiatry Residency Class of 2016

Name Medical School
Shelley Amen, MD, PhD Medical College of Wisconsin
Ryan Blum, MD Yale University School of Medicine
Robert Feeley, MD, MA Boston University School of Medicine
Marilise Hyacinth, MD, PhD George Washington University (PhD from University of Virginia)
Katherine Klingensmith, MD University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Alan Lewis, MD, PhD Northwestern University/The Feinberg School of Medicine
Adam Mecca, MD, PhD University of Florida College of Medicine
David Moore, MD, PhD University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Daniel Moreno De Luca, MD, MSc Universidad Industrial de Santander (MSc from Université Pierre et Marie Curie)
Al Powers, MD, PhD Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Gerrit van Schalkwyk, M.B.Ch.B. University of Stellenbosch
Sam Wilkinson, MD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Yale Medical Students Matching in Psychiatry

Name Psychiatry Residency Program
Ryan Blum Yale University School of Medicine
Kristel Carrington New York University School of Medicine
Hani El-Wafi Duke University Medical Center
Michelle Joy Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Matthew Kruse University of Minnesota Medical School
Michael Soule Massachusetts General Hospital