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.
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Too much psychology in my medicine personal statement? watch
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- 13-09-2016 01:26
- 13-09-2016 01:57
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
- 13-09-2016 02:03
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.