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    Thank you notes

    Quick Q: How long should thank you notes post interview be (for schools that want them)? A paragraph? a couple? a sentence?
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    Position Wanted PGY1 IM looking for swap to Psychiatry or PGY2 openings

    Current PGY1 IM resident in good standing looking to transition to Psychiatry for a start in July 2023 (or sooner). So far I have been using the APA Clearinghouse, ResidentSwap, and looking at individual program websites to search for possible openings. Any advise or information on programs...
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    Seeking PGY2 Position

    Current PGY1 IM resident in good standing looking to transition to Psychiatry for a start in July 2023 (or sooner). So far I have been using the APA Clearinghouse, ResidentSwap, and looking at individual program websites to search for possible openings. Any advise or information on programs...
  4. R

    Position Swap FM PGY-1 wanting to swap to Psych PGY-1 anywhere! Also would be open to swap as FM PGY-2 to Psych PGY-2 in July, 2022. West Coast

    Hi, I am a current FM-PGY-1 in Oregon in a awesome program but would like to swap to PSYCH PGY-1 anywhere because Psych is my passion. Please let me know if interested, we can discuss specifics. Also would be open to swap as FM-PGY-2 to PSYCH PGY-2 beginning July 2022. Update: found position...
  5. TragicalDrFaust

    Dissection work study vs pre study over the summer for a low C OMS-1 interested in psych

    I’m not a good student. I’ve gotten nearly straight C and low C’s at that. I’m leaning towards giving up the dissection work study (20 hours/week) and putting my efforts towards getting some extra board study in as well as making sure I have time to relax. I didn’t take time for myself over...
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    Position Swap Position Swap

    PGY-1 Psych about to transition to PGY-2 in southwest, looking to swap for PGY-2 FM
  7. Tbrock1994

    Psychiatric nurse practitioner mentor

    My name is Trey Brock and I am currently a firefighter paramedic and in nursing school as well. I have seen many people take their life as they did not have access to the help they need, but I have also saved many people simply from talking and listening to their story. I plan to attend a rn...
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    Child adolescent programs

    Hello current treading through the 2020 interview season. Was wondering what’s everyone opinion on best programs in terms of Didactics, clinical experience, research. I know it’s dependent on what the applicant is exactly looking for but I’m just curious on everyone’s outlook. Thanks !
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    Question regarding the sensory perception of pain and temperature.

    I was watching the Khan Academy video on pain and temperature and they talk about the 3 different kinds of sensory fibers: fast, medium and slow, describe them, and then say they are also known as A-beta fibers. (linked at that current time in the video: ) I am confused about the way they...
  10. M

    Advice for handling pre-med classes?

    I’m switching to pre-med from a psychology/research background and I’m nervous about how difficult pre-med classes may be—any tips on how to best study for bio, chem, and phys?
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    Residencies to apply for in pscyh

    Hey all. I am a third year looking at how many residencies I should apply to. I am from a midwestern osteopathic school and would only like to apply to residencies in the southeast (Florida, Georgia, SC, NC, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma). I have minimal connections to...
  12. whosnisarg

    Psych -> Pain Fellowship?

    Hey all! I was just curious - any psychiatry trained pain medicine physicians out there? If not, why? I'd think (very ignorantly I'll presume) that because pain can be an emotional response, psychiatry-pain physicians could be helpful, no? In terms of fellowship, are there any that would...
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    Position Wanted PGY-2 FM/psych in FL

    Hi all, PGY 1 here currently in the south looking for a position in anywhere in Florida! I love my program, it’s seriously amazing but having some family with medical issues in Florida and it’s really difficult being away. Looking to swap into another FM or into psychiatry for 2020. Thanks for...
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    New Start-up Looking for Psychiatry -- thoughts on this?

    I removed the contact names and name of the company, so that this post wouldn't be flagged as solicitation. I'm genuinely curious to know what people thought of this. California-Licensed Psychiatrist @ ******** (Partnering Medical Group of **********, Stealth Mental Health Startup) REMOTE...
  15. M

    Family med to psych

    Had to soap into a family medicine after failing to match to a psych program this year. Am planning to reapply next cycle but am worried the funding issue will hold me back. Does anyone know of any successful stories of a family med to psych specialty switch? Thanks
  16. _Kvothe_

    MD Thoughts on Triple Boards - underserved areas?

    I just wanted to gather people's thoughts on programs like Triple Boards and their utility in underserved areas. I currently live in a state that's mostly underserved, and I see myself practicing here in primary care. When I talked to my FM preceptor she mentioned that she rarely refers patients...
  17. M

    Psychiatry Residency that is healthy

    Hi, I see a lot of residency that make residents work night shifts like 8pm to 8am. I hope those doctors are alert and healthy but that throws off the circadian cycle and is documented to be unhealthy. Are there any PSYCHIATRY residencies in US that don't force night hours/ "night call"? I...
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    Psych Post AOA match

    Are there any positions left? I looked on the AOA post match site and didn't even see psych listed as a specialty
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    AMG senior with iis and Step 2 CS retake pass - how screwed am I?

    As the subject line states, I am a senior at an American MD school, applying psychiatry, with a CS retake pass. I was fortunate enough to receive multiple interview invites (all of which I attended), No other red flags, and all other Steps were first-time passes. With the recent increase in...
  20. Bwright007

    The Tough Life of a Recruiter

    Everyone hates me! No seriously, no one likes being called by a locum tenens recruiter. I asked this question on another thread, but I'm trying to take a different approach to the industry by asking first hand students, graduates, and tenured psychiatrists on here. Unfortunately my job is...
  21. C

    Another residency after IM

    I'm interested in IM and Psych and have applied to programs offering a combined residency in both specialties, but if I don't match into one and instead match into IM, can I do a psych residency afterwards? If so, would I have to reapply via ERAS? Is it possible to fast track a psych program if...
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    UF/UCF online - finished all my prereqs and want to be a psych major

    I have two associates degrees from a small state school - one in biology and one in psychology. My biology associates degree has covered all of my prerequisites for med school and I would personally prefer to be a psychology major. I live in Georgia, but have just been accepted into the...
  23. C

    Chase the MD dream or go PA and never look back?

    Hello, all. I'm currently a 28-year-old paramedic with a BA in Psychology from a respected university. I originally wanted to be a psychologist, then a psychiatrist, and ultimately a doctor in general - regardless of the specialty. I'm about to start taking my prerequisites for med school/PA...
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    What are my chances

    I'm currently in my first semester as a senior in college. I just started my pre med classes in Spring of my Junior year and I'm already making below average grades. Im a Psychology major with a Philosophy minor so my GPA currently stands at a 3.56 but I'm afriand that low B's and C's (possibly...
  25. M

    PhD/PsyD PhD in Psychology or Neuroscience

    Hello all, I am looking for some advice. To get straight to the point, if I want to research the neural basis of mental illness, would I be better off getting a PhD in psychology or neuroscience (or something else entirely, like epidemiology)? I have thought about going into clinical psych, but...
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    What PHD is right for me?

    Hello, all! This is kind of a confusing question; I would appreciate any help I can get. I am interested in the MD/Ph.D. programs. Regarding research, I am interested in the role that genetics plays in mental disorders/psychology. What route(s) could I take to achieve this? I will go over what...
  27. M

    What Field am I Looking For?

    Hey everyone!!! I am a college junior studying biopsychology and I am trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. Up until recently I have been planning on going to medical school but decided that I actually want to go into research instead. I have done really well in my research...
  28. W

    Ph.D. or Psy.D in Forensic Psychology???

    Hi I stumbled across this website & I hope to get some advice/helpful info. So I'm interested in going to grad school & pursuing a degree in forensic psychology, but I keep going back and forth between Psy.D & Ph.D. Here's a little info about me, I'm currently Junior in college pursuing a major...
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    AAMC Official Sample TestP/S #12

    While I see that B could be wrong because physicians can be selective with their evidence and D wrong because confirmation bias happens for more emotionally charged issues, why is C wrong while A is correct?
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    Authorship arrangement...what seems fair?

    Hi there, this is very long so I really appreciate any insights! so jumping straight into my problem: I will be running a study this fall, for which my PI and I want to write a paper from. A colleague of mine has been helping a lot on the project preceding it (was needed to get parallel forms)...
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    Question about specialty - psychiatry

    hi, I’m not sure if this is the correct place to post this. Anyway, I am curious about psychiatry. I am in undergrad right now, and psych is an interest of mine. What is it like? I know that is broad but any info or experiences about encounters is psych rotation would be great. Also, I’d love to...
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    Major Career Change, NONtrad — Where to begin?

    Hi there! I'm a 36-year-old professional without a conventional psychology background, evaluating pathways to clinical practice. Background: 2004/5 undergrad in Spanish and International Business, 3.79 GPA, honors Tested out of statistics, took intro psych Some math/science — calculus (A)...
  33. Myopic Med

    Chances of Matching in Psych

    Hi everyone! I'm a third year student. I'm interested in Psych and FM, but more so in Psych. My COMLEX level 1 score was extremely weak and I am not a strong candidate, so I think my chances are basically shot for Psych, even though it may/may not be rumored to be one of the less competitive...
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    Kaplan Difficult Psych Q

    If D can be a conclusion based on the study, then why can't A? Since the size of the hippocampus increases with years of experience as a taxi driver, can't that indicate a causal relation? (sorry posted this as well in the general MCAT discussion cause I forgot about this subgroup)
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    Kaplan Difficult Psych Q

    If D can be a conclusion based on the study, then why can't A? Since the size of the hippocampus increases with years of experience as a taxi driver, can't that indicate a causal relation?
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    question about psychiatry

    Hi everyone, I am still an undergrad (starting my junior year in August). I am interested in a few different fields of medicine ( I know this can very well change in med school, but for now I am simply curious and want more info). With psychiatry, is it common for psychiatrists to practice and...
  37. bsneuroscience

    AP Psychology VS College Level/Course Psychology

    Hello all, I will be entering my first year of university this fall, and although I probably won't be planning to take Psychology within my first year (maybe a summer class???), I wanted to get some opinions on what I should do: I was a junior and I took AP Psychology last year & thoroughly...
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    WAMC: What Are My Chances

    MOD NOTE: We are now going to have one thread for all of the inquiries for competitiveness, what are my chances, do I have a shot, can I get into ABC University, etc. Most of the other SDN forums have found success with having one thread, so we are going to adopt that going forward. 1. Please...
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    Not sure if I should take an RA position!

    Hi there, I have just recently acquired an opportunity to work as an RA in an Ivy league school lab, doing psych research in the field I think is what I want to do in grad school. the problem is that they are requiring a 2 year commitment, and I have just graduated from undergrad, meaning I...
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    Clinical Psych. Phd programs that look at last 60credits gpa

    I was wondering if anyone knows of any clinical psych. programs that look at your last 60 credits GPA (or something similar). I found a few already, do these have good programs? 1) Binghamton Uni. NYS 2) Brigham young Uni. 3) University of South Florida 4) university of Washington Thanks!