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    (Original post by No Future)
    eta: this was meant to be a joke
    Did a wannabe psychologist or a wannabe nurse neg you?
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    (Original post by Renal)
    Did a wannabe psychologist or a wannabe nurse neg you?
    That would be my guess

    I get negged for every anti nurse comment
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    (Original post by No Future)
    That would be my guess

    I get negged for every anti nurse comment
    No guesses who that would be then.
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    (Original post by No Future)
    That would be my guess

    I get negged for every anti nurse comment
    Same here. Anything mentioning nurses that doesn't say how ****ing wonderful they are.
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    (Original post by digitalis)
    No guesses who that would be then.
    It's more than just her.
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    (Original post by Calumcalum)
    1. How well respected is Psychiatry as a field now? Within the medical community, has the stigma of being dodgy-psychology-pseudo-science gone now?
    I applied to Psychiatry core training in the latest recuitment round (current route to being a Psychiatrist in the UK is Foundation Programme -> Core training years 1,2,3 -> Specialty training years 4,5,6 & CCT -> Consultant level) and everyone I mentioned it to medic wise was positive about it. Although perhaps that was to my face...

    I think it is a field where our medical models/explanations are further behind other fields though so outsiders can look on and be a bit sceptical still! This can also be a bit self perpetuating if it becomes a dumping ground for '****e Life Syndrome' from everywhere & gets pushed into over medicalizing things.


    2. Is it easy to get into Psychiatry from a Medical background in the UK? My tutor said that in the UK they tend to come from Psychology backgrounds and that it's quite difficult for Medics to specialise in it, but I'm not sure how true this is...
    Numerically I think it must be one of the least subscribed now at core training level... this year the deadline was extended & after Round 1 it looks like there are still places available in all deaneries for Round 2.

    As other people have said - Psychiatrist is the medical specialist role although psychologists are very involved in mental health teams. Obviously doing a psychology degree/working as a psychologist then going the medical route would give you a broad perspective and other skills but I wouldn't say this was particularly common - intercalated degrees in relevant disciplines are though.

    On the 'team leader' note - it's interesting that the Responsible Medical Officer has now been widened to 'Responsible Clinician' i.e. not necessarily a doctor... but I don't think many non doctors have leapt to have their names on the section papers!
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    (Original post by Elles)
    I applied to Psychiatry core training in the latest recuitment round (current route to being a Psychiatrist in the UK is Foundation Programme -> Core training years 1,2,3 -> Specialty training years 4,5,6 & CCT -> Consultant level) and everyone I mentioned it to medic wise was positive about it. Although perhaps that was to my face...

    I think it is a field where our medical models/explanations are further behind other fields though so outsiders can look on and be a bit sceptical still! This can also be a bit self perpetuating if it becomes a dumping ground for '****e Life Syndrome' from everywhere & gets pushed into over medicalizing things.




    Numerically I think it must be one of the least subscribed now at core training level... this year the deadline was extended & after Round 1 it looks like there are still places available in all deaneries for Round 2.

    As other people have said - Psychiatrist is the medical specialist role although psychologists are very involved in mental health teams. Obviously doing a psychology degree/working as a psychologist then going the medical route would give you a broad perspective and other skills but I wouldn't say this was particularly common - intercalated degrees in relevant disciplines are though.

    On the 'team leader' note - it's interesting that the Responsible Medical Officer has now been widened to 'Responsible Clinician' i.e. not necessarily a doctor... but I don't think many non doctors have leapt to have their names on the section papers!
    Your job will soon be taken over by the Consultant Nurse Practicioner Sod it all and get a job in Orthopaedic Surgery, safer job prospects
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    The Consultant Nurse Practitioner always needs a doctor 'to inform'. So not unduly concerned about my employment prospects.

    ... You haven't met the Orthopaedic Assistants yet then?
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    (Original post by Elles)
    ... You haven't met the Orthopaedic Assistants yet then?
    This, and they actually do procedures and everything!
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    (Original post by Elles)
    ... You haven't met the Orthopaedic Assistants yet then?
    The what? :eek:
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    (Original post by n1r4v)
    Just a clip I came across :facepalm2:



    Seems a lot of people agree with his view though.
    Haha, oh wow. It seems as though he is trying to touch on a few valid points but the way he is using them are so detached from reality that the argument he is trying to put across is utterly questionable.

    I love how he says he has gone and read the research papers. Blatantly just read some anti psychiatry quackery website seeing as he interchangeably uses anti depressant and anti psychotic.
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    (Original post by No Future)
    This, and they actually do procedures and everything!
    **** this system, I'm off.
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    (Original post by No Future)
    This, and they actually do procedures and everything!
    Not as uncommon as you'd think - there are surgical practitioners who do vein harvests for CABGs and all sorts of things.
 
 
 
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