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Advice for MS 0?

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by sarahjay, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. sarahjay

    sarahjay Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 5, 2006
    Hi everyone!

    I will be starting medical school this fall at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. I'm very interested in psychiatry as a specialty and am wondering if anyone can offer any advice to get a good start in this. I would prefer residency programs in Texas because my of family and personal reasons, so if anyone knows much about the programs in Texas, please feel free to state your opinions!

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  3. whopper

    whopper Former jolly good fellow Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

    Feb 8, 2004
    Have a life before you start. It might not be possible during medschool.

    Going through your 20s having dated no one for about 5-10 years isn't exactly mentally healthy IMHO, though it appeared to be the norm in my med school.

    Which is why I took some time off.

    But that's not what I said when I was asked in my interviews for residency.
  4. sunlioness

    sunlioness Fierce. Proud. Strong Physician 10+ Year Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    My advice is to not worry about it yet. You have plenty of time and med school is a huge adjustment. Good luck!
  5. Anasazi23

    Anasazi23 Your Digital Ruler Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Your first step as Padawan learner will be to memorize, from page 1 to the end of the index, the Harrison's Guide to Internal Medicine, with special focus on the differential and decision trees near the front of the book. We must start from the basics.

  6. yeti00

    yeti00 She-Ra Princess of Power Faculty 10+ Year Member

    May 14, 2003
    I think that an important thing that you can do as an MS0 is contact potential mentors in psychiatry. Before arriving at school, email faculty who have interests similar to yours and see if they would meet with you to chat. It's a great way to get early clinical experience or to get introduced to a research mentor.

    And, despite 4 years of medical school, I have not memorized Harrison's yet. :eek:
  7. ParisHilton

    ParisHilton Sofa King Tired 7+ Year Member

    I don't think you'll end up in psych. You're too much of a gunner! :cool:

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