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Hi I'm doing an Undergraduate Psychology Degree with Honours but its a 2 plus 2 degree as I didn't have A Levels or the right qualifications to go straight into university and do a degree. So I've had to do this degree. I want to become a psychiatrist but there is no way I will be able to get into medical school with the qualifications I have.

I'm wondering if I complete my degree in Psychology would that help me gain a placement in medical school to do my Doctorate in Psychiatry? I know being a psychologist is different to a psychiatrist I'm just wondering if my degree will help me gain a place in medical school because I don't have A levels to get straight into medical school.

Thanks in advance for anyone that replies.
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(Original post by ami09x)
Hi I'm doing an Undergraduate Psychology Degree with Honours but its a 2 plus 2 degree as I didn't have A Levels or the right qualifications to go straight into university and do a degree. So I've had to do this degree. I want to become a psychiatrist but there is no way I will be able to get into medical school with the qualifications I have.

I'm wondering if I complete my degree in Psychology would that help me gain a placement in medical school to do my Doctorate in Psychiatry? I know being a psychologist is different to a psychiatrist I'm just wondering if my degree will help me gain a place in medical school because I don't have A levels to get straight into medical school.

Thanks in advance for anyone that replies.
Yep, you could attempt to get into med school through a Graduate Entry Programme, although it is very competitive.
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(Original post by ami09x)
Hi I'm doing an Undergraduate Psychology Degree with Honours but its a 2 plus 2 degree as I didn't have A Levels or the right qualifications to go straight into university and do a degree. So I've had to do this degree. I want to become a psychiatrist but there is no way I will be able to get into medical school with the qualifications I have.

I'm wondering if I complete my degree in Psychology would that help me gain a placement in medical school to do my Doctorate in Psychiatry? I know being a psychologist is different to a psychiatrist I'm just wondering if my degree will help me gain a place in medical school because I don't have A levels to get straight into medical school.

Thanks in advance for anyone that replies.
Eh? I don't think you would. You would usually go to medical school to get your Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine degrees, then do two years foundation training in a hospital, after which you would apply for a registrar's position under a consultant psychiatrist.
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You will be better off asking in the medicine forums.
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I thought you had to take a path of Medicine before taking a Doctorate in Psychiatry; so a Doctorate in Psychiatry wouldn't lead to medicine school. Especially when using a Psychology degree to get there.

I don't think it will. I think you need a 'stronger' science, such as Biology or Chemistry, not to mention needing a medicine degree and experience.

Haha, I'm really confused here. I have no clue how a degree in Psychology could lead to Medicine :/
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I thought you had to take a path of Medicine before taking a Doctorate in Psychiatry; so a Doctorate in Psychiatry wouldn't lead to medicine school. Especially when using a Psychology degree to get there.

I don't think it will. I think you need a 'stronger' science, such as Biology or Chemistry, not to mention needing a medicine degree and experience.

Haha, I'm really confused here. I have no clue how a degree in Psychology could lead to Medicine :/
She means that you can do graduate entry into medicine. Psychology is a perfectly fine degree to do this with, although something like biology would make your life easier later on!

Graduate medicine is NOT the same thing as POSTGRADUATE, it just means that its a way of doing medicine for those who already have degrees, and instead of doing a 5 year course you do it in 4 years...

This is graduate medicine guide:
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...cine_-_a_guide
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I may consider this route, hmmm.....
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Psychiatry, as you know, is a medical profession. Therefore, you need a bachelors degree in medicine. You can obtain this out of sixthform OR you can do a seperate degree and do graduate entry (this is what I did with a psych degree). This is 4-5 years after your 3 year degree.

After graduating medschool, you do a two year work placement (FY1 & FY2) whereby you rotate between various medical and surgical specialities. Then you can start training as a specialist registrar in psychiatry (this is not a doctorate).

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Especially when using a Psychology degree to get there.

I don't think it will. I think you need a 'stronger' science, such as Biology or Chemistry, not to mention needing a medicine degree and experience.

I have no clue how a degree in Psychology could lead to Medicine :/
o rly?
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She means that you can do graduate entry into medicine. Psychology is a perfectly fine degree to do this with, although something like biology would make your life easier later on!

Graduate medicine is NOT the same thing as POSTGRADUATE, it just means that its a way of doing medicine for those who already have degrees, and instead of doing a 5 year course you do it in 4 years...

This is graduate medicine guide:
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...cine_-_a_guide
Oh! Right. Thanks for clearing that up, haha.
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In regards to your question, you can get into medical school as a psychology graduate, this means it saves you a year of Medical studies, this means instead of studying the normal 5 year degree you can study the four year degree instead, and become a doctor. I am a junior doctor, and that is what i did. I hope it helps.
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(Original post by ami09x)
Hi I'm doing an Undergraduate Psychology Degree with Honours but its a 2 plus 2 degree as I didn't have A Levels or the right qualifications to go straight into university and do a degree. So I've had to do this degree. I want to become a psychiatrist but there is no way I will be able to get into medical school with the qualifications I have.

I'm wondering if I complete my degree in Psychology would that help me gain a placement in medical school to do my Doctorate in Psychiatry? I know being a psychologist is different to a psychiatrist I'm just wondering if my degree will help me gain a place in medical school because I don't have A levels to get straight into medical school.

Thanks in advance for anyone that replies.
Hey I'm applying for a Psychology degree as I don't have science A-levels and I'm hoping to apply for Graduate entry Medicine which is 4 years. Many universities accept a psychology degree for graduate entry medicine but you will have to achieve a 2:1 or 1st in your degree in order to apply. After you have completed your medicine degree (4 years) you will have to undertake two years of training and then you can choose which speciality you want to train in- so in your case Psychiatry.

Graduate entry Medicine is very competitive as there are lots of applicants and a small number of places so you will need lots of work exp (in hospitals, GP surgery, care homes) or even paid work in a health care setting for example a health care assistant. You need lots of experience to make you stand out from the rest of the applicants and a high UKCAT score. (UKCAT is the admission test you are required to take for Medicine) - however some universities have different admission tests they want you to take.
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Dr Megala Sam I see that you have stated that you are a doctor so i just have a question and I was hoping that it could be answered,I am doing my degree in psychology and I also plan to do a masters after that so now I was wondering if maybe I could complete my maters in psychology and then continue at a meds school to qualify as a psychiatrist.And if I can also how many years will I need to take on in the meds school.thank you very much.
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Dr Megala Sam

This is Mimi and I was hoping you could maybe answer to my questios that I have since you are a doctor and its best to get advice or even answers from a doctor.I am currently doing my degree in psychology and once am done with my degree I plan on doing my masters and become a psychiatrist so I was wondering what I would need to do and that when I enter meds school how many years would it be afetr completing my masters.

Thank you very much
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Dr Megala Sam

This is Mimi and I was hoping you could maybe answer to my questios that I have since you are a doctor and its best to get advice or even answers from a doctor.I am currently doing my degree in psychology and once am done with my degree I plan on doing my masters and become a psychiatrist so I was wondering what I would need to do and that when I enter meds school how many years would it be afetr completing my masters.

Thank you very much
That user hasn't been online since 2014, so I highly doubt you'll get a reply
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