Your Path To Becoming A Psychiatrist

If you're thinking of a position in the psychiatry field, start here.

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How To Become A Psychiatrist

Are you interested in becoming a psychiatrist? In addition to meeting the standard requirements, a psychiatrist is someone who is:

Compassionate, empathetic, patient, caring, respectful, adaptable

Compassionate, empathetic, patient, caring, respectful, adaptable

Great observer, listener, and communicator

Great observer, listener, and communicator

Able to communicate with people from various backgrounds and cultures

Able to communicate with people from various backgrounds and cultures

Work well under pressure and manage their time accordingly

Work well under pressure and manage their time accordingly

Skilled at analyzing and interpreting information

Skilled at analyzing and interpreting information

Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who have completed psychiatric training. They can diagnose mental health conditions, prescribe and monitor medications, and provide therapy. Some have completed additional training in child and adolescent mental health, substance use disorders or geriatric psychiatry. Pursuing a career in the field of psychiatry requires degrees, residencies, certifications and more. We can help you understand what you’ll need to do and help you find the right opportunity.

Steps to Becoming a Psychiatrist

 Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

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 Residency

Residency

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 Fellowship <span class="text-lg block">(optional)</span>

Fellowship (optional)

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 State License

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 Board Certification

Board Certification

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