PGY-1 switching to psych

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Hi, I am a PGY-1 (anesthesia) wanting to switch to psych starting in PGY-2. What book (hopefully concise) would be good to prepare for going into my psych residency? Also, what would you recommend knowing for interviews to get into a psych residency? Any material you would recommend for that? Thanks!

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You need to convey to the program that you are switching into psych because it is your passion and not for some other reason (though since you are already in a residency program this is not so much of an issue). You learn psychiatry in a psychiatry residency- if your intern year included some anesthesiology rotations you probably know more CNS pharmacology than most psych residents anyway
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