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How many years does it take after high school to become a psychiatrist?


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Estelle’s Answer

In the US, to apply to medical school, you need a bachelor's degree. Any 4-year university should suffice.

Pick a major that interests you so you don't mind devoting a majority of your hours to studying. You will need to get good grades in college in order to apply for medical school. At the medical school I attended, the average GPA is reported to be 3.85, so even one or two B's can hurt your chances of acceptance.

Try to find opportunities to pursue research.
Volunteer at your local hospital or low-income clinic. Ask physicians, PAs or other clinical providers if you can shadow them.
During college study for and complete the MCAT. Devote an entire summer to studying for the MCAT.
Apply to medical schools during your last year of college.

Medical school takes 4 years to complete.

After medical school physicians complete a residency for additional training. Psychiatry is a 4 year residency, but you will be receiving a salary during these years as a physician in training.



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Susan Delphine’s Answer

4 years of med school.
4 years of psychiatry residency.
Child psychiatrists take one or two extra years of training.

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Richard’s Answer

4 years of college
4 years of medical school
4 years of psychiatry residency

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Felisha L.’s Answer

Hi Nicole,

It takes about 12 years to become a psychiatrist after high school. Fours years of undergraduate education, four years of medical school and then four years of a residency program.

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