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    I want to write about child autism, and about an autism course I read about and a pediatric autism project the doctor I shadowed was working on in my personal statement. However, I'm unsure if too much about developmental problems will make me sound like a psychologist? Also, can someone tell me the obvious difference between a degree in medicine and psychology. I want to write about developmental problems because I have nothing about science or further reading in medicine.

    Thank you

    You can talk about whatever you like as long as you say what you learnt from it and how what you learnt will help you in medical school and/or being a doctor.

    Medicine is all aspects of health whereas psychology is just specifically the mind I'm guessing is the obvious difference lmao

    A degree in medicine enables you to specialise as a psychiatrist.

    A degree in Psychology enables you (through a long and competitive path) to become a clinical psychologist.

    The main difference between a clinical psychologist and a psychiatrist is that a psychiatrist is able to prescribe medication, whereas a clinical psychologist tends to focus on behavioural treatment.
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