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Can you tell me how to pursue a medical degree in psychiatry?

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Dr. Mara Fiorentino
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.
Dr. Humberto Quintana
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.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
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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