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Qualifications for psychiatry?

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Question - (24 August 2006) 3 Answers - (Newest, 13 December 2007)
A female , *sexy-n-singlex writes:

What qualifications do i need for psychiatry?

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A male reader, anonymous, writes (13 December 2007):

Medical degree (usually 5 years)

This provides students with some exposure to the different specialties within medicine.

Foundation Year 1 and Foundation Year 2 (2 years)

After medical school you will spend 2 years working in a hospital as ‘foundation programme trainee.’ This will extend the knowledge and skills you have gained as a medical student. The foundation programme will help you understand the important qualities that you will need to develop to be a successful doctor. The second year of foundation programme will extend your knowledge and give you opportunities to experience working within different specialties.

Specialty training (usually 6 years)

Once you have completed the foundation programme you will be able to apply for specialty training in psychiatry. This will last for around 6 years and will include assessments through out the six years.

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A female reader, DrPsych United Kingdom +, writes (9 September 2006):

DrPsych agony auntFor psychiatry you would need a medical degree, post-qualifying experience as a senior house officer and then you would need to do exams and join a registrar programme for psychiatry (it could be adult or child psychiatry). If you are in the UK, I am sure you know how understaffed psychiatry is at the moment so you should have no problem flying up that career ladder. You could also consider a career as a psychologists as increasingly they are working in psychiatry outpatients and inpatients centres.

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A reader, anonymous, writes (25 August 2006):

Try this website, it might help

Good luck for the future


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