psychiarty

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    Interested in psychiatry and informatics in mental health – where to apply (heavily research-based MD, MD/PhD, take a gap year)?

    Hi all, I've posted some stuff like this in the past, but now I have more concrete details that I was hoping would help people give me some better opinions. I will likely be applying to programs this upcoming cycle, and was hoping to get some insight. My problem: I feel like I wouldn't be...
  2. dontknowanything

    Psych NP vs PA

    Hi! Currently trying to figure out which would be best. (I am in California). I've read that there are rarely PAs in psych...I am mainly leaning towards NP but I'd have to do either a MEPN or accelerated BSN...if anyone has any advice on any of these paths I'd appreciate it!
  3. M

    Step 3

    Hey guys, IMG here applying this year! I wanted some advice on step 3. Scores: Step 1- 213 CS- Passed first attempt CK- waiting on result I hope to match into Psych. I can’t possibly do Step 3 in time for match. However, I was wondering if having a result by mid November would help? Would...
  4. C

    Hard time during Third year help

    Hi guys, I need some help. I'm a new third year on psych consult service. I was asked to preform an observed H&P with an attending on a patient s/p suicide attempt and was super nervous as I've never talked to someone about this sort of thing before. I asked all the residents for their advice...
  5. E

    Position Wanted Looking for PGY1 Position in Psychiatry

    I am an IMG, US Citizen currently living/working in Puerto Rico: 1) All USMLE Steps passed (Step 1, 2CS, 2CK and 3) 2) One year of Non-Accredited internship in an Internal Medicine hospital (requisite for MD license in PR) 3) Since August 2017- Present: working with a full MD...
  6. 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...
  7. Seroquelae

    2018-2019 Psychiatry Interview Reviews / Insight

    Carrying on the tradition from years past! Here is a place we can share our thoughts and hopefully help each other out along the way! Everyone is welcome to post their impressions after interviews, and multiple reviews per program are definitely welcomed. Please keep in mind that these posted...
  8. P

    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...
  9. Waldeinsamkeit

    Residency Programs that specialize in Bipolar Disorder

    I am just looking around to apply and make sure I didn't miss any. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
  10. G

    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...
  11. studentcounselor

    Licensed Professional counseling prospects

    I am currently entering the internship phase of my LPC program, though I am excited about graduating and starting my career, I am a feeling a little discouraged. I currently work in the field as a therapeutic day treatment counselor, and I enjoy it. However, I am looking forward to being able...
  12. E

    Dear psychiatrists please answer , why doesn't my psychiatrist start my ptsd treatment?

    I was diagnosed with complex ptsd , I read about it on the internet that the best and most effective treatment is prolonged exposure therapy.About a month ago,My psychiatrist asked me to journal my intrusive thoughts which was nothing more than extreme excruciating agony for me. Despite that , I...
  13. NeuroendoHolism

    my big D...lemma

    Let’s keep this organized and in advance thank you!!! About me: Marist BA psych n Phil 3.5 Pre med reqs almost done gpa 3.5 Age 26 American and working on dual with EU via dead EU ancestors in Italy. Goal:Become psychiatrist work in UK 1) The dual EU citizenship should help right? Especially...
  14. GABAtoGLUTAMATE

    BTB Study Partner

    Good morning, I was wondering if there is anyone interested in being a study buddy for BTB? We can study and listen to chapters separately and then meet once a week or twice to check if there is anything that needs further clarification and to keep us motivated. If interested, please let me know...
  15. P

    Talking with a Psychiatrist about their Work

    Hello! I am person who has been thinking about their career lately and wondering if a large pivot to medicine - specifically psychiatry - would be a good route for me. I've talked with one psychiatrist about their day-to-day responsibilities and the job, but I'd like to talk with more to form a...
  16. Instawell

    Mental Health Counselors/Helpers needed: Work from home

    Inviting all mental health/psychology/counseling students and graduates: I would like to invite you to Instawell, an online marketplace for self-help plans by mental health professionals. Plans are week-long online courses with personalised advice from certified professionals. I believe it...
  17. P

    Unique Non Traditional Student: Are My Stats Risky?

    Hello, I am a senior (psych major), about to graduate with a GPA of 3.71 (sGPA: 3.41), and hope to become a psychiatrist one day. No MCAT score yet, but I have done a good amount of hospital volunteering, I have shadowed two physicians, have been on a research team for two years, and am also a...
  18. J

    Aspiring Psychiatrist: Double Major Recommendations?

    I am pretty much a fetus when it comes to my journey towards a career in medicine. I am currently earning my associates degree at a community college in psychology and I aspire to be a psychiatrist. I'm planning on transferring to a CSU in 2019, however, I am unsure if I should take on a double...
  19. U

    Neuropsychologist or Psychiatrist for Autism Treatment

    I'm currently an undergraduate student who is torn between getting my PhD in Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology or going to Med School to become a Psychiatrist. I know what I want to in my career but I am not sure what the best path to take is to get there. I want to eventually work in an...
  20. G

    Questions about residency

    Hi everyone, I am still an undergrad student pursuing two MD schools as possibilities (two DO's as well). My questions are more about residencies, however. I am mostly interested in psychiatry and neurosurgery. I am wondering...how difficult is it to land a spot in a neurosurgery residency? How...
  21. C

    What are my chances of matching into psych?

    I'm an M3 with a 4.0 GPA first two years of med school, 256 on Step 1, and some volunteer work. I don't have any research (yet hopefully I can do some M4 year but idk if that will even help me). I'm interested in going to a competitive psych program and I want to know what I can do to improve...
  22. C

    M3, how to improve CV for psychiatry

    I'm an M3 with a 4.0 GPA first two years of med school, 256 on Step 1, and some volunteer work. I don't have any research (yet hopefully I can do some M4 year but idk if that will even help me). I'm interested in going to a competitive psych program and I want to know what I can do to improve...
  23. I

    Addiction Psychiatrists?

    Rising MS-2 here interested in Addiction Psychiatry. Are there any board specialized or practicing addiction psychiatrists I can contact here on SDN? I have tried to shadow in my area but to no avail. Just have some questions on the career; any referrals at all would be greatly appreciated...
  24. X

    Position Swap Psychiatry PGY2 for July 2018

    Current PGY1 psych resident on the east coast looking to swap with someone on the west coast at the end of the year (PGY2 starting July 2018) for personal reasons. Please PM me if interested!
  25. K

    Poor MCAT/ Gap Year Help

    I am in my senior year, still have one semester before I graduate. I took my MCATs recently, and did not do well enough to balance out my mediocre GPA (503, 3.6) for Allopathic MD. I was already planning to take a gap year (or two) off. I am trying to figure out the best use of my time. I have a...
  26. Maylily7

    Career guidance/advice? (Psychiatry)

    Hello! I need some help! I know what I want to do (I have since high school), I want to work in a psychiatric unit and help others, I want to be able to talk with them, help them with their progress, be a part in planning their treatment, and (if need be) be able to prescribe medication. This...
  27. C

    Position Swap Pathology resident swap in Chicago for any specialty

    a PGY 1 position to swap. position is in pathology in chicago and open to any specialty to switch to.
  28. C

    Position Wanted looking for any residency preferably psychiatry or primary care, currently resident in pathology

    looking for any residency spot. I am currently resident in pathology in chicago and can swap as well.
  29. N

    Thoughts on anatomy of an epidemic

    Recently accepted premed who's starting med school in August. I have been reading the book "Anatomy of an Epidemic" by Robert Whittaker. When I first started reading the book, I almost stopped because his attitude seemed so flippant/glib. Eventually though, I found myself questioning my long...
  30. A

    How Would You Treat Bipolar Mania and Anxiety

    Here's an interesting theoretical case running through my head: Middle-aged man with diagnosis of bipolar with acute mania and anxiety. No other comorbidities. No allergies. Normal labs. This is your first time seeing the patient. How would you treat pharmacologically? If using benzodiazepines...
  31. J

    Advice needed!

    I am a graduated high school student recently returned from a two year volunteer mission in Scandinavia and will be starting my university education this summer. As of right now I am torn between psychology and psychiatry, but leaning towards psychiatry. I have about 4 months before I begin...
  32. A

    Unorthodox Use of Antipsychotics in Bipolar Disorder

    Two questions: 1. I was reading UptoDate (Bipolar disorder in pregnant women: Treatment of mania and hypomania) and saw the following: "The efficacy of haloperidol for treating mood elevated syndromes appears to be comparable to risperidone and olanzapine, and superior to quetiapine and...
  33. SeaAndStars

    What major is right for me?

    Hi! I'm new to sdn so bear with me! :) I am a high school senior at the moment, and I am planning on attending Univeristy of South Florida in Tampa as a pre-med. They have a specific major there that includes all the basic pre-med courses called Biomedical Sciences that I plan on enrolling in...
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    Position Swap PGY-2 Psychiatry- Wanted or Swap

    Currently in PGY-1 Psych program in Ohio, looking to switch to transfer into a PGY-2 psych program elsewhere in country- preferably east coast. If interested in swapping or have/know of any open PGY-2 positions for this upcoming academic year, PM me. Thanks
  35. M

    Psychiatry in Emergency Medicine

    I am very interested in the medical aspect in emergency medicine. The fact that you see a little of everything interests me! However, I am also interested in psychiatry. My question is, how much psychiatry do you see in the emergency room as a regular EM Physician?
  36. P

    Med school acceptance chance? Psych B.A. (from liberal arts univ) - desire to be a Psychiatrist

    Might anyone have advice for my situation: No doctors in my family and no one I know in medical school, and my univ is not well versed in putting students on the path I want. I am in my junior year. Attending a liberal arts college, studying Psychology (B.A.) with a genuine desire to become...
  37. hightower1984

    Army psychiatry Residencies Tripler vs Walter Reed vs Brooke

    Good Evening, OM3 Here. I was curious if anyone had any thoughts on these three residency programs? some questions... Which one trains the best psychiatrist, which one has the best staff to get along with, which one provides the best work life balance, etc. Thanks for the help, it is very much...
  38. M

    Career Choice Based on the following...

    I would like suggestions as to which career would most align with some of my preferences as I am just beginning an scratch the surface of what interests me in a profession. That being said, I am definitely looking for a profession dealing with the human mind and brain functions. I have included...
  39. J

    Something strange going on at GWU psych?

    I read online and then talked to some people who say this department tries to fire or does fire a female PGYII every year. Maybe it is just a coincidence but I am wondering if there is more to the story given this is a very high rate for such a small program. This year's chosen one made the...
  40. Polycherry

    Top psychiatry programs with research and biological focus

    Hey I'm an undergrad from India and have a knack for research. I wish to do my residency in the US. What are the psych programs that have more of a biological touch or more focussed on research? Also, I'm willing to do a PhD. Is a PhD suggested before or after the residency? Which one sounds...