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I am interested in possibly becoming a psychiatrist for a career, but is there a way to get into psychiatry without going through medical school first?
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I am interested in possibly becoming a psychiatrist for a career, but is there a way to get into psychiatry without going through medical school first?

I want to be a psychiatrist also, the way Im going about it is by doing a degree of psychology, then doing a Phd at postgraduate.
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I want to be a psychiatrist also, the way Im going about it is by doing a degree of psychology, then doing a Phd at postgraduate.
That would only make you a highly qualified psychologist, not a psychiatrist.
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That would only make you a highly qualified psychologist, not a psychiatrist.
Thats what i thought. Blueangel your going about it all wrong.
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sorry Its a psychologist I want to be, to become a psychiatrist you need to specialise in that certain field. I once wanted to be a clinical psychiatrist, and to do that after the degree, you do a Msc of clinical psychology.
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sorry Its a psychologist I want to be, to become a psychiatrist you need to specialise in that certain field. I once wanted to be a clinical psychiatrist, and to do that after the degree, you do a Msc of clinical psychology.
Only qualified doctors can become psychiatrists.
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Only qualified doctors can become psychiatrists.

damn I know nothing, and Ive been researching this for 2 years and about to begin a psychology degree in september.
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Only qualified doctors can become psychiatrists.
Yep, i can clarify that. Only if u do medicine, can u be a psychiatrist.(Cos u have to administer drugs and things, i think) I know this cos one of my friends is going down that route. I was gonna do psychology, u see but anyway, u cant be a psychiatrist by doing psych, im afraid. Sorry! We've had it drummed into us the difference between a psycholgist and a psychiatrist well before we even started our psych ALevel course! lol
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Thank you to everyone who has responded!
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you can do my psychiatry rotation for me if you want... starts in 3 weeks and I can't say I'm looking forwards to it
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you can do my psychiatry rotation for me if you want... starts in 3 weeks and I can't say I'm looking forwards to it
Good luck..
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