I was really interested in this as a student--liked my med sub-i and all--but realized that eventually I'd be choosing one or the other, and looking at how hard IM residents work, it didn't seem that it would be worth the trouble.MOZ said:i'm also interested in med/psych, however i've contrary opinions. some say it's a waste because there isn't a huge demand for these med/psych people and most end up practicing general psych. others say there will be a need for these people in the near future. from what i've seen regarding job postings it doesn't sound like they make any more than general psych and most of the jobs are concentrated in academia. any further thoughts would be appreciated.
PanaRama said:Thanks to all who responded I do have an interest in both IM and Psyc. I too do not see a demand for this duel residency, but i would like to do some research on it none-the-less. Can anyone provide a few helpful links which discuss IM/Psyc future impact on the profession.
ps: Does anyone know if DO's are as competitive as MD's for these kind of residencies?-
MOZ said:i believe there is a DO in one of the classes at rush's med/psych program which is the largest in the country, so yes it's definitely possible. i'm a DO as well and people i've talked with don't say it's a problem. i think psych as a whole is very DO friendly. i have classmates going to some top psych programs.