Asha

Regarding Psychiatry for new comer

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Dear Colleagues,

 

I am doing my observer post in Psychiatry.

New to the system.

I would be grateful if someone could guide people like me as to what to study.

Started with history taking and mental state examination.

Books that you would recommend..

 

Oxford handbook of Psychiatry

ICD

 

Please add the others

 

Thanks

Asha

 

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Hi Asha

Welcome to Psychiatry. If you read and understand most of the oxford handbook of psychiatry, then that would put you in good position as an observer entering into core training in psychiatry

If you really are interested and have the luxury of time and resources, then the following are worth reading:

SIMS - Psychopathology

Maudsley guidelines 

BNF - Psychotropic drugs

Companion to psychiatric studies - textboook

Read leaflets and seminars from the royal college - www.rcpsych.ac.uk

See if you can enrol to do modules on royal college cpd website

 

 

Don't worry if you do not manage to do any of the above. Genuine enthusiasm, commitment and empathy is whats needed and those qualities will lead you to learn more towards acheiving a  rewarding career in psychiatry

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Thanks a lot

 

Likewise what should we study to pass part A paper

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Hi Asha,

 

I would say read the Oxford Handbook for interest but to revise for exams (and maybe even for interest) go SPMM and psychmentor all the way.

SPMM is expensive but is THE definitive way to pass your exams, I know dozens of people who have passed all they've all used SPMM.

Psychmentor is cheap and cheerful, very user friendly but don't rely on it solely to pass

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Thank you for your helpful responses.

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All the best

Are u preparing for part A?

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Hi all 

plz let me know is der any difference between spmm 2015 notes and recent subscriptions. 

Can I prepare from previous ones

plz reply

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