Mar 31, 2010
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Hi all,

I’m currently a PGY2 rads resident (did a medicine prelim year) at a community hospital in the northeast. I’ve always been interested in psychiatry (I can see that now in retrospect) and did well in my psych rotation in med school; one of my letter writers was a psych attending. After a lot of deliberation, I’ve decided that I want to try to switch into psychiatry. Radiology is a great field, but I can’t see myself doing what my attendings are doing for the rest of my life. I miss the patient contact…I read psych books in my spare time…I’ve sat in rounds on the psych unit when I have the time…

I’m interested in a program that has a strong background in psychotherapy as well as psychopharm. I understand my options at this point are limited, but I’m geographically flexible and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to find a spot in an academic program. If anyone has any advice or knows of places with open spots, I’d really appreciate the help. Thanks!
 
Jul 20, 2009
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Hi all,

I’m currently a PGY2 rads resident (did a medicine prelim year) at a community hospital in the northeast. I’ve always been interested in psychiatry (I can see that now in retrospect) and did well in my psych rotation in med school; one of my letter writers was a psych attending. After a lot of deliberation, I’ve decided that I want to try to switch into psychiatry. Radiology is a great field, but I can’t see myself doing what my attendings are doing for the rest of my life. I miss the patient contact…I read psych books in my spare time…I’ve sat in rounds on the psych unit when I have the time…

I’m interested in a program that has a strong background in psychotherapy as well as psychopharm. I understand my options at this point are limited,
ummmm...why in the world would you think that? You're obviously a qualified candidate as you matched into rads.....an impressive accomplishment. You've already completed a prelim year. In psych, you're a superduper elite candidate....

I'd look for open pgy-2 slots now, and *good* ones.......