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What are the most effective strategies for seeking a position as a Psychiatrist ?

I'm a student wanting to get more into this type of work field and I was wondering if there are any tips that would help me.

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Michel’s Answer

Depending on where you are at in school it can be important to look into degree paths. Psychology degrees are common in a lot of universities if you are interested in mental health this can give you a good idea of if this is something that you would enjoy. If you are looking to become a Psychiatrist that will be a 12 year commitment in schooling. Psychologist will be looking at closer to 8 years and techs would be looking more at 4 years. Seeking these positions is typically not difficult because the absolute need for mental health professionals. Keeping an open mind can be helpful and understanding that each patient is unique is absolutely pivotal to helping these patients. Cases of depression may present completely different in different patients so this is something to make sure you are looking out for. If you treat each person as the unique individual that they are you will do great in the field.
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Dino’s Answer

Hi Cynthia, be more tough emotionally and physically. Psychiatrist is a Medical Doctor, that spent 12 long years of study.
Academic and actual hospital training are the proven strategies to be accepted in your dream job. Visualize yourself that you will be one of the best psychiatrists in your community. You are in the right field because after pandemic, there is an increase need for mental health professionals. Good luck Cynthia!!!
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Nicole’s Answer

If psychiatry is your career path, just move forward. As you begin to specialize, you will have a psychiatry rotation. You will become very familiar with job opportunities that will await you upon finishing. Many times, the location of your residency will also consider hiring you once you complete. I mean, after all, you will know their system and protocols. They will be familiar with your work and you are already trained. Psychiatry is a high demand field, possibly more so than ever before. I wish you well.
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