1. P

    Got a TY offer in SOAP, didn't match into Psych

    Hi everyone, Thanks for reading this. So I'm really conflicted as to what to do here. My apps were delayed a few weeks in the fall due to a late LOR and I ended up not matching into Psych. I got a TY in SOAP and I know I should be grateful for that, but so far the program does not seem great...
  2. S

    Position Wanted PGY1 or PGY2 Psych position anywhere

    Please message me if any open positions
  3. TikiTorches

    Lawsuit Filed against ABPN by 2 psychiatrists

    Lazarou et al v. American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: COMPLAINT filed by Emily Elizabeth Lazarou, Aafaque Akhter; Jury Demand. Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0752-15562449.(Curley, C.) It is easier to read the top section that is 35 pages long. They put alot of thought into this. It...
  4. brdlh_15

    How competitive is psychiatry becoming? Advice

    I've been interested in psychiatry ever since I can remember. Currently, I'm a second year MD student (class of 2021) from a mid tier medical school preparing for the Step 1. I failed two basic science courses and successfully remediated (one in M1 and another at the end of M2). As all of that...
  5. PsychPop

    Plans for Medical school, could this work?

    Hello guys! So currently an undergraduate majoring in psychology set to graduate in spring of 2020. my GPA should end up in the 2.9-3.1 range when that happens. I have been juggling the idea of therapy and getting my masters in marriage and family (MFT) BUT, my mind has been thinking more and...
  6. @

    12+ Interviews and No Match or SOAP, How to strengthen application for next cycle?

    Hey Guys, Congrats to all those who Matched Monday and will find out where tomorrow. Unfortunately, I was not as lucky. I had 12+ Interviews and all went GREAT (or so I thought) and ranked every single one but no luck. My stats are as follows: Osteopathic Medical Student Step 1: 218 COMLEX 1...
  7. S

    Position Swap PGY 2 FM for PGY 1 or PGY2 Psych

    If interested please PM me, thank
  8. lockian


    I'm trying to look at jobs but on job sites I'm finding myself wading through tons of recruiter posts. For a midsize metro area, the twin cities metro area in MN has ~20 jobs, and who knows how many of those are actually still available and how many of those other people are looking at. I...
  9. lockian

    Twin Cities, MN psychiatry jobs

    PGY3 in psychiatry here, looking ahead to the next step of attending-hood. I would like to move to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and I'm wondering what the job market is like. Not saturated, I hope? What health systems are good vs best to steer clear of?
  10. InsertMemberNameHere

    All Branch Topic (ABT) Financial Assistance Program + Fellowship

    I have a question about the Financial Assistance Program that I couldn't find with the SDN search function. I am planning to sign up for the Financial Assistance Program if I (hopefully) match into a civilian psychiatry residency this upcoming March. I am also interested in completing a child...
  11. S

    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
  12. E

    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...
  13. Mikracaz

    Psychiatry Residency ranking

    Hi everyone! I would really appreciate your opinion about the programs that invited me for interviews. I’m an IMG, and I don’t know much about the reputation of the programs, whether they’re malignant or not and so on. I’m aware that my choices should be made based on my impressions about...
  14. W

    Why should I pursue Psychiatry?

    Hello everyone, first time poster (but long-time lurker)! Disclaimer: I've read basically ALL the threads on Applying to Psychiatry on "Psych vs neurology/IM/FM" and "Defending Psychiatry/Choosing Psychiatry", so it's not like I didn't search for answers... Disclaimer 2: English is not my...
  15. 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...
  16. PsychPop

    MA/MS MS program advice

    Hello all! So, I am an undergrad working towards a BS in psychology; I was originally majoring in Marketing but after talking with my family psychologist whom I've known for years, as well as two therapists who recommended I look into therapy as a career I chose to switch majors and I never...
  17. S

    Rate my Chances for Residency Please

    Hi, I was really nervous about the match so I wanted some feedback on my current application status. I'm a U.S. MD grad applying for psychiatry. Failed step 1 and did much better the second time with an average score. Step 2 CS and CK pending (I know I have to work hard on this) Otherwise...
  18. F

    Triple Board Residency- Would anyone be able to tell me of their experience?

    Hi there, Is there anyone who has completed/is currently in a triple board program (peds/adult psych/child psych)? If so, where? How did you go about deciding on triple board? What do most triple boarders end up doing career wise? This is actually my dream residency program. I really interested...
  19. M

    Psychology or Psychiatry?..Please help...

    So I am feeling very overwhelmed right now in terms of which career path to take. Currently I am a freshman in a public state university, majoring in Psychology. Originally, I had wanted to become a clinical psychologist. Now, I am not so sure. Although it does interest me, I feel extremely...
  20. S

    How to write letters of interest?

    Title says it all. I tried looking online, searching through forums. Does anyone give some tips on contents for letters of interests to programs that I want to interview at but haven't received the invite?
  21. Crayola227

    NYT article on autoimmune neurology

    Opinion | He Got Schizophrenia. He Got Cancer. And Then He Got Cured.
  22. J

    UBH Are you serious....

    I'm hoping to get some opinions on this... I took a position with a group practice 6 months ago. I have been building a panel on the slower side and talked to my medical director about this, however the admin told me that once I got on UBH I would be fine and ramp up. Little did I know that...
  23. W

    Couples Match Question

    appreciate any help I can get here. I’m applying psychiatry, partner in Pediatrics. Both US MDs with no red flags. I found a previous thread on the psychiatry forum about PDs at the same program possibly talking to each other before ranking—what about before giving out interviews? My SO is a...
  24. Waldeinsamkeit

    Conservative Programs

    I will be applying in September and I was hoping for some insight. I would prefer a more conservative psychiatry program if such a thing exists. Would you let me know your experience? I know the University of Chicago is generally more conservative, but I also know that psychiatry as a whole...
  25. S

    Considering med school, possible interest in academic medicine and psychiatry

    27 year old female, career-changer ORM CA resident Stats: overall gpa (ug + post-bacc) : 3.5 sgpa (ug + post-bacc): 3.3 post-bacc gpa: 3.5 post-bacc sgpa: 3.4 top 10 public undergrad w/ non STEM major - cgpa 3.4, sgpa: 3.25 haven't taken MCAT yet, practice MCAT score is not stellar: 500 -...
  26. G

    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...
  27. J

    Kareo Billing

    Anyone using kareo for private practice billing? My group just switched over and Im having difficulty reading the billing summary. It has 4 headers: Charges, Payments, Adjustments Balance For example: Mr. X 99308 encounter in the nursing home: Charge: 150 Payment 48.78 Adjustment 78.65...
  28. P

    Should I apply to psychiatry residency programs this cycle or next cycle?

    Dear Psych SDN, Bit of an odd situation here, and I wanted yall's input. I am a 4th year US MD student. I scored a 212 on Step 1. Based on clerkship scheduling, the earliest I can take Step 2 CK is somewhere between September 28-October 21. I realize that this test date would be pretty late...
  29. dassie

    how late for child fellowship applications?

    I'm applying for the child & adolescent fellowship this year - or, I guess, more accurately, right now. Pretty much all of my application is complete except I'm still waiting for 2 of my LORs... Is it better to submit an incomplete application now/ASAP or should I wait another week or two for my...
  30. P

    Qbanks for Psych boards or PRITE?

    Hi, I just wanted to see what current residents and/ or fellows are using to study for PRITE or Psychiatry board review in terms of Qbanks? Thanks in advance!
  31. J

    To Med School or Not To Med School - A Crossroad in My Career Choice

    My name is Jorge and I am a rising sophomore at Rutgers University - New Brunswick pursuing a degree in Economics with a minor in Public Health, potentially a double major, while on the Pre-Med track. I am very passionate about the access and quality of healthcare/medicine in the United States...
  32. D

    Psychiatry Residency and Step Score

    Hi! I am interested in psychiatry residency and would like to match in California, where I am from. I am wondering, with my step score of 227 (a little above the average psych step score....I think average was 224 according the charting the outcomes), and someone being from an allopathic U.S...
  33. blueforest

    Unofficial WAMC Thread Psychiatry Residency 2019

    ERAS is open! I'm surprised a thread hasn't been created yet. I'm stealing the format from last year's thread. This by no means is an official thread because I mainly started this for my own knowledge. Step 1: 233 Step 2 CK/ CS: 251/Pass (ECFMG Certified) School: 2017 IMG Grad (Not Carib, my...
  34. J

    Nursing Home Geriatrics

    Hi Everyone, I started new outpatient work and am slowly building a practice. In the meantime, I picked up an opportunity doing nursing home rounds 2 days a week. I was reluctant to take on the gig, because I have little geriatric experience. The medical director just said start low go slow...
  35. P

    Failed Step 2 CK. What should I do?

    Please refrain from "just give up" as advice. I know that the odds are against me. This is something that I'm very passionate about and I'm willing to do what I can. I'm ready to fight. I am an US IMG (didn't graduate as yet). Question: Retake step 2 ck, take step 2 CS and apply to match 2019 or...
  36. G

    Beat the boards psychiatry

    Hello, i am looking to enroll for beat the boards for board prep but am wondering if other people are interested to be eligible for a group discount? Please let me know :)
  37. P


    So i've been interested in applying for Med School in the field of psychiatry, but i would also like some help. I understand a good application involves some volunteer work, clinical and non clinical hours also. I've had a job at a hospital, and a nursing home and volunteered once before. I...
  38. C

    Need Elective Scheduling Advice!!

    Hi everyone! I'm an IMG (from one of the top 5 Caribbean schools) about to finish my 3rd year in August. I won't be applying for the match this year as I want to be able to apply with a complete application (I wouldn't have my CK scores in and I probably wouldn't have even taken CS by the time...
  39. G

    Will Medical Schools be able to see any Psychiatric Hospitalizations?

    Here's the thing, I have Body Dysmorphic Disorder (also called imagined ugliness or whatever, even though to me its very real). It's so bad to the point where I can't even study a lot of nights during the school year and I'm having serious trouble studying for the MCAT in August. It's hard to...
  40. GrassBladeRunner

    What residency programs emphasize child psych "track"?

    Hi, I'm entering my 4th year of medical school and am interested in child psych. Does anyone have input on which residency programs provide more "child" exposure throughout residency. My home institution has a child "track," but I've heard that it's not robust. Thanks for your help guys!