Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by icebreakers, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. icebreakers

    icebreakers Member
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    Jan 28, 2002
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    How would someone who is already applied into the psychiatry match, pursue either a Neuropsych residency? or getting boarded in Neuro, later on...OR

    any other avenue of pursuing Neuro training...

    the reason I ask is because...I am very interested in alternative treatment modalities. But besides that, i am further interested in finding/establishing credibility for various other modalities, and then providing a framework in which they can be practiced and prescribed in a standardized way...

    Its very clear that psychiatry is becoming extremely bioligical and credibility is found in neuro imaging and other biolgical tests.

    I dont want to practice any clinical neurology, but if it would open doors for this niche of research, then i would be willing to do it. I would of course, continue to be clinically involved in psychiatry.... Im just thinking of multi-avenue career:D :D :D
  2. BrianUM

    BrianUM Future M.D
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    Jun 15, 2006
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    There is more info on the fellowship sticky about Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry fellowships. Its accredited by the UCNS. It looks great. I don't know how feasible it is, however, to have a practice or work in a setting as a Neuropsychiatrist and deal w/ brain imaging, eeg's, etc. You could theoretically get the best of both worlds and see outpatients w/ psychiatric disorders as well as see individuals w/ neurological disorders and have a practice much like a neurologist. I don't know how much these individuals would make a yr but it def sounds interesting.
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  3. Anasazi23

    Anasazi23 Your Digital Ruler
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    Feb 19, 2003
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    There are plenty of psychiatry researchers that are well versed in neuroimaging and similar modalities. I think that if you wound up at a strong research institution, or if you pursued a research fellowship focusing on those things in which you're interested, that would be enough.

    Also as mentioned, there are fellowships available to psychiatrists through the ACNS in neuropsychiatry.

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