khushbakht

trust grade junior doctor psychiatry

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does anyone has any experience of working as a sho psychiatry.i m new to england hoping to work as a sho to get into training early...

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I am a SHO in psych now. It is a beautiful job I have to say. To do the job well, you need some broad medical knowledge. 

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Currently a CT1 in psych and enjoying it! I find it more rewarding seeing patients get well and discharged compared to other specialties I had worked during my foundation years.

You will need sound medical knowledge as your reg/consultants will be looking to you for medical advice. 

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does anyone has any experience of working as a sho psychiatry.i m new to england hoping to work as a sho to get into training early...

hello, 

 

its a brilliant field and I thoroughly enjoy wiring in psychiatry. I am a ct3 , apply for training which usually is out by Feb for August intake . All the best 

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Before joining the training programme I worked as SHO in psychiatry. It gave me the necessary experience and exposure 

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I have really enjoyed my job

Agree that you do need a good grounding in medicine as you will be seen as the medical person in the team/ward.

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As above, a really good, well rounded medical knowledge is needed.

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Working is great but dealing with MRCPsych exams and contracts can be demoralising 

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you are gonna be the GP of the ward, so be prepared for that :)

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