1. W

    Help me rank my forensic psychiatry fellowship shortlist

    Hi everyone, PGY-2 in psych and currently trying to learn as much as I can about the field of forensic psychiatry and what the programs offer. There is actually very limited information online comparing programs. I think I've read almost every post on the website, and I'm still a little lost...
  2. R

    Inquiry from New York Times journalist

    I'm a science editor at the New York Times, working on research for a story about ECT. Given the robust evidence base for the treatment, I'm trying to better understand why ECT use in the United States has been declining over the past couple of decades. I'm hoping to speak with doctors who have...
  3. D

    Opportunity for IMG's across Canada (ideally) to gain experience

    I am a fully licensed board certified General Psychiatrist and have a sub specialization as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. My background is that I completed my medical school training in Ireland, matched in the first CARMS iteration and completed residency and subspecialty training in BC...
  4. S

    Frantic about what specialty to go into FM, psych, Neuro, IM???? Need advice

    Okay I'm a third year D.O. Canadian (need visa) with level 1 score of 428 (just passed) and 50-75th percentile class ranking and no usmle. Long story short I wanted to do psych and Neuro in undergrad and still am very interested in these subjects, coming into medical school I was aiming for...
  5. Sidus1011

    How to approach pre-clinical years for Psych?

    I'm going to be starting my first year this fall at a D.O. school and just wanted to get a sense of how to approach my interest in psychiatry. I have been working as a guardian advocate at a local mental health facility where I get to see some of the psychotherapy and clinical aspects of psych...
  6. 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...
  7. D

    Child psychiatry combined program

    3rd year medical student here planning on applying to psych/child psych residencies this fall! I love both child and adult psychiatry, but working with children in their families is a MUST in my future practice. I am seeking advice on some great psychiatry residencies that either… 1) Offer...
  8. D

    Improving patient care

    Hello! As a mental healthcare professional, one of the things that I feel would be very useful to improving my patient care is to improve the collaborate care model, allowing patients more agency (aka let them navigate the ship), and improving data collection of their symptomatology over a...
  9. fellwynd2

    PhD/PsyD Whiny Neuropsychology vs Medicine Question/Rant

    I apologize for the whiny rant to come. I’ve posted on here before about my inability to decide between psychology and medicine, and I think I’m finally getting to the point where I can’t keep putting the decision off. I’ve finally realized that my ability to not decide is partially based off of...
  10. pyramyst

    Prosecutor to psychiatrist

    I’m changing careers from being a lawyer to wanting to be a psychiatrist. I graduated from UCSD in 2004 with a BS in Clinical Psych, 2012 USD Law School with my JD, barred in California and Hawaii. I was a prosecutor in Hawaii and realized there is a lot of unaddressed mental illness in the...
  11. L

    Position Wanted Looking for PGY1

    Looking for PGY1 in IM/FM/Pediatrics/Pathology or Psychiatry.
  12. jacob42

    How much pharmacology/psychopharmacology do you use/are you allowed to use as a psychiatrist?

    Considering whether I want to go into medicine. If I did, psychiatry is one of my major leanings as a speciality. I really love pharmacology and psychopharmacology—especially theorizing about things like augmentation strategies and visualizing how all these drugs interact in the brain...
  13. G

    Seeking Psychiatry Shadowing Chicago Area

    Hello, I'm seeking psychiatry shadowing/clinical opportunities in the Chicago area. Loyola University Chicago explained that we need to set up shadowing on our own during post-bacc. How do people go about finding these opportunities, and are there specific opportunities anyone can recommend? I...
  14. 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...
  15. R

    Need advice - Psych vs FM vs Peds (DO student post-merger)

    Hey guys, Need thoughts. I only took COMLEX 1 (~600), no step 1. I really loved child psych, peds, and FM rotations. -FM: Love that you can build relationships with adults and kids over time. Don't want to do many procedures or manage HTN and DM all day though...Long hours/exhausting? Some...
  16. goatcrossing

    Is rural clinical psych in demand the way psychiatry is?

    I'm a college student, currently premed psychiatry hopeful, thinking about switching over my goals to Clinical Psych Ph.D. but still mulling it over. One big selling point for me about going into Psychiatry is my desire to live somewhere rural when it's all said and done-- set up a PP, do a...
  17. goatcrossing

    Psychopharmacology research in clinical psych vs. psychiatry?

    Hey all, this is my first post on here so feel free to beat me senseless if I break any rules. I am a college student currently on a pre-med track, aiming for psychiatry. I'm struggling to choose between psychiatry and clinical psych partially because I have a strong interest both in the...
  18. D

    Seroquel for Anxiety?

    Hello. I need help with figuring out this choice of medications.
  19. PreHippocrates

    Looking for what college mental health jobs are like

    Hey everyone, Please let me know if this is talked about elsewhere, but I couldn't find another thread. Background: I'm a PGY3 in the Northeast, and will be staring my 2-year CAP fellowship this summer. I'm interested in practicing in the Pacific NW after fellowship. I have a growing family...
  20. R

    Matching Psych with just comlex?

    Hey guys, I'm extremely interested in applying to psych residencies this fall. ~600 COMLEX 1 and decent amount of psych experience Do I have a shot given the increasing desirability of psychiatry? - Any advice?
  21. Stagg737

    Readings for Forensic Psychiatry

    Hey everyone, I'm currently exploring forensic psychiatry more and trying to figure out how to really learn more about the key aspects of the field. I've checked out the AAPL website and also looked at @splik 's recommendations on his list of 100 further readings (forever grateful for these...
  22. T

    Great places in the States for applying a psych residency ?

    Hi here , I'm an American IMG trying to broaden my horizons on where in the states would be a good place to apply for a psychiatry residency . I've been told there are great programs in California but besides that I have no clue about any other place. Any tiny little bit of information would be...
  23. S

    matching psychiatry with just comlex

    I'm a second year med student and am planning on taking comlex level 1 next June. I've been interested in psychiatry and my school advisor says I don't need a USMLE to match psych. I feel I may do poorly if I spread myself thin by preparing for two different exams content/styles. In general I...
  24. P

    Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship thoughts

    Hi, relatively new user here. Thanks in advance for your help! I am currently a PGY3 psych resident considering applying for an addiction psychiatry fellowship to start in July 2022. I have had an interest in the field of addictions even before starting residency and in an ideal world I would...
  25. P

    Other Board certified in psychiatry but license lapsed 10 years ago, want to start working again

    Hi Everyone, Hope you're all staying safe and positive in these tough times. So...I'm a Triple board certified Forensic, Child and Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist. I took time off as I moved to the United Kingdom and had children. I have been in touch with my profession, frequently attending...
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    Virtual Open House- Psychiatry Residency- The Zucker School of Medicine/Northwell Health at Mather Hospital Psychiatry Residency Program

    Hello Applicants! The Zucker School of Medicine/Northwell Health at Mather Hospital Psychiatry Residency Program would like to cordially invite you to our Virtual Open House on Thursday October 15th, 2020 at 3pm-345pm EST at Join Microsoft Teams Meeting We will have our program leadership and...
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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 !
  28. House911MD

    Seeking Mentorship in Psychiatry

    I am looking for academic mentorship in psychiatry for this application cycle. Someone who is familiar with the application/interview/match process. Preferably an academic faculty member, but would live to also chat with any resident or fellow or recent graduate. I am also open to any advice on...
  29. Stagg737

    Outpatient year

    I'm now 2 months into my outpatient year and have finally started hitting a good groove with outpatient clinics. I'm actually not minding outpatient nearly as much as I thought I would, but I see a huge amount of variation between the clinics that I work in and definitely look forward to some...
  30. healthEngineer

    Engineering Graduate School to Medicine

    Hi everyone. I am a graduate student at UCLA pursuing a M.S. in bioengineering. My interests have changed recently and I am now looking to go to medical school to eventually become a psychiatrist. This decision was sparked in Jan 2020 when I found my mom and brother were using addictive, illegal...
  31. Nomad.Nerd

    Tell me: Who made you fall in love with psych?

    So, Here's my story: Thought I was gonna be a radiologist until a while back but then psychiatry allured me in a way that I couldn't stop thinking about it, I do like radiology but I just think it would be a waste of my talents (I am a good listener and communicator, love hearing peoples' life...
  32. M

    Top Psychiatry Residencies w/ DO residents (past or present)

    I am curious what would be considered the 'top' psychiatry residency programs that have accepted DO students? I know University of Michigan, Cleveland Clinic, and Mayo Clinic have all had DO psych residents, but was curious if y'all knew of other strong programs that have accepted DO students...
  33. S

    Medical Specialties Choice (Peds, Psych, and Neuro)

    Hi guys, I'm looking at several specialties that may be a strong fit for me. My interests are treating children with neurodevelopmental disorders and do autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities research. I've been pretty set on Pediatric Neurology. But, I'm aware that there are several pathways...
  34. 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...
  35. medflava

    Psychiatry Residency Interviews in Missouri

    Hi guys, Can you tell me if you had any Psychiatry residency interviews in Missouri? If so can you let me know how it went? These are the programs I can think of? 1. Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium Program 2. St Louis University School of Medicine Program 3. Kansas City University...
  36. T

    Psychiatry ROL!

    Hi, I would immensely appreciate any insight and opinions on the following Psychiatry programs: - Baystate Medical Center/UMMS (Springfield, MA) - Berkshire Medical Center (Pittsfield, MA) - Harvard South Shore/Brockton VA (Brockton, MA) - Wright Center for GME (Scranton, PA) - St. Elizabeth's...
  37. meow1985

    Licensing question

    Hi, it's me again. I swear, this license application is making me cry for the 5th time now. I need input on how to answer the following question: "Have you ever been notified of any investigation by any state medical board, medical society, or any hospital of any complaints against you...
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  39. It's Over 9000!

    Importance of Research Presentations

    I'm a 3rd year medical student who was a co-author on a neurology paper and invited to present at a neurology research conference. However the issue is that I would be missing 3-5 days of my psychiatry rotation (that I can potentially make up), and it would cost quite a bit of money to fly over...
  40. D

    Non-Traditional Applicant For Psych Programs

    Hi everyone.....my situation is a bit odd...I graduated from UCSD in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology (Physiology and Neuroscience)..I originally wanted to go to medical school and was a pre-med but it did not happen. Unfortunately my father became really sick and I ended up taking care...