A 35-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me how to pursue a medical degree in psychiatry?
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Psychiatry 36 years experience
Psychiatry: To become a psychiatrist, you need to obtain a medical degree as MD or DO, train in a psychiatric training residency program, and eventually pursue a specialty in the field. It is a long but very rewarding career.
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Psychiatry 44 years experience
HS, College: Typically need the following:
1-Complete HS with obtain a GED/Diploma
2. Attend College
3. Take the MCAT exam & get the best scores you can.
4 USA Medical School--meet basic requirements have decent MCAT scores & good referemces. Most USA Med. Schools very competitive.
5. Get State M.D. license.
6. Apply to ACGME approved Psych. Resid.-3-4 yrs.
7. Consider Certification.
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Psychiatry 35 years experience
COLLEGE THEN MEDICAL: Have to go to college and take core classes like math, biology, chemistry, physics. You do not have to be a pre med undergrad. Then take MCAT test and then apply to medical school, then get into a psychiatry residency for 4 years. Big commitment and have to want it.
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Last updated Oct 27, 2020
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