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I want to be MRCPsych

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But I don't have any medical background :lol:

Do I HAVE to be a medical student or SHO to take a SUPEREGO course and go for the exams to attain MRCPsych or am I way off here?

For every decent reply I will donate £1,000,000 to charity...honest

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Hey Trinity, thanks for the reply, and how's Neo and the Matrix these days? :lol:

Anyhoo, what I would like to know is can a mere mortal like me, i.e. someone with a regular educational background become MRCPsych qualified without having gone through basic medical student training? Can I simply take the 2-4 days courses offered by SUPEREGO.CAFE, pay my exam fee's (and register) then become 'qualified'??

Thanks,

MAAB

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uh...no.

You have to be in a psychiatric training post (SHO) recognised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to be eligile to write the exams. You can only write the exam having applied to the college with the support of your educational supervisor (part 1 after 1 year, part 2 after 3 years).

To get the SHO job you need to have GMC registration (ie qualified as a medical doctor and done donkey work as a house officer).

To qualify as a medical doctor and be entitled to do said donkey work you have to finish medical school.

To finish medical school you have to get into medical school and be willing to be humilitated by just about every doctor who is remotely senior to you along the way.

To get into medical school you have to be a ridiculously high achiever at school  (having low self-esteem helps as well)

To be said ridiculously high achiever at school, one must work nose to grindstone (some like to pretend they don't, but actually they do) for 12 years or so. Having pushy parents also a plus.

Hope that helps  :lol:

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If you want to get information about MRCPsych membership, you need to read the requirements on the Royal College of Psychiatrist website about Part 1 and Part 2 exams.

As far as I know, this is only open to doctors with psychiatric training and some experience in psychiatry, either those who trained in approved posts (approved by RCPsych) or who gained equivallent degrees abroad and are recognized by RCPsych.

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I wonder if anybody would ask if they could get MRCS without medical training? Does anybody take our profession seriously?

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MAAB

The best thing to do is to ring the RCPsych and speak to the Dean/President/Chief Examiner........... :lol: :lol: :lol: I am sure they will be of great help and guide you in the right direction.

May be ask a Politician or drop a line to Downing street, through political pressure, one might be able to achieve what you are looking for :lol: :lol:

Yes, you talk of donating £xxxxxx to charity. donate it to the college and you can get an honrary MRCPsych. if the bosses there are happy with the sum you have donated..... :lol:

Good luck

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anthonyc:

Why would they? We're all clearly nuts.

Except when someone even more nuts is in A&E.

Then we become capable of superhuman abilities (mind-reading, an imperviousnesss to dangerous weapons, the ability to calm someone down with 3 words etc etc).

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can't you all see that this is a big windup.i'm sure someone is laughing hard.

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uh...no.

You have to be in a psychiatric training post (SHO) recognised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to be eligile to write the exams. You can only write the exam having applied to the college with the support of your educational supervisor (part 1 after 1 year, part 2 after 3 years).

To get the SHO job you need to have GMC registration (ie qualified as a medical doctor and done donkey work as a house officer).

To qualify as a medical doctor and be entitled to do said donkey work you have to finish medical school.

To finish medical school you have to get into medical school and be willing to be humilitated by just about every doctor who is remotely senior to you along the way.

To get into medical school you have to be a ridiculously high achiever at school  (having low self-esteem helps as well)

To be said ridiculously high achiever at school, one must work nose to grindstone (some like to pretend they don't, but actually they do) for 12 years or so. Having pushy parents also a plus.

Hope that helps  :lol:

perfect answer, projectmayhem, I couldn't have composed this better!

madasabrush, come on, you don't think it'll take too much effort, do you?!

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uh...no.

You have to be in a psychiatric training post (SHO) recognised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to be eligile to write the exams. You can only write the exam having applied to the college with the support of your educational supervisor (part 1 after 1 year, part 2 after 3 years).

To get the SHO job you need to have GMC registration (ie qualified as a medical doctor and done donkey work as a house officer).

To qualify as a medical doctor and be entitled to do said donkey work you have to finish medical school.

To finish medical school you have to get into medical school and be willing to be humilitated by just about every doctor who is remotely senior to you along the way.

To get into medical school you have to be a ridiculously high achiever at school  (having low self-esteem helps as well)

To be said ridiculously high achiever at school, one must work nose to grindstone (some like to pretend they don't, but actually they do) for 12 years or so. Having pushy parents also a plus.

Hope that helps  :lol:

I concur. The hassle we go through eh......

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Not to mention the expense and time taken.... All in all it's a specialist post graduate qualification, and therefore quite rightly limited to those with an initial medical degree followed by an appropriate amount of practical experience working as a doctor within psychiatry. And given that we treat major, life changing illnesses, prescribe potentially hazardous medication and make decision about risk of suicide and homicide this is entirely appropriate. These are just not skills that can be mastered by attending a short course, and typically it will take a minimum of 9 years to gain MRCPsych.

MAAB, perhaps a different option would be to look at psychology courses, which would not require medical training, but would not lead to an MRCPsych qualification.

Just out of interest, why does this particular qualification interest you?

Oh, and if you could just send the million quid for this reply directly to me, I'll be sure to pass it on to the charity myself. No, honestly I will... ;)

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Damn! Damn! Damn!

Back to the drawing board for me :(

I have been watching the MAN WITH TWO BRAINS too much lately, I thought it was that easy!!

Thank you to everyone who replied, especially projectmayhem and chris who gave decent answers.

The 1,000,000 lire will go to my favourite charity, The charity for EX pyscho maniac and clinically insane potatoes....

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by the way, what are you madasabrush?

are you a psychologist or a 'domestic' working in a psychiatric hospital?

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well the only persons to whom membership of the royal college could be a pain is to doctors.

If this gentleman, madasabrush is serious, I have no doubts that the RCPsych will readily give him the membership albeit as a honourary. Because, as far as I am concerned the college are a money making body who remain so ruthless at such pursuits at the expense of very hard working doctors.

If madasabrush can afford giving a million pounds to a charity I should suppose he is a money bag, whom the college will readily and unashamedly give in to without any toss.

Afterall if there are so callous in their dealings with the same population who potentially are the future in Psychiatry, I have no faith in them not selling their conscience on a matter like this. ::)

A very noble name would be created for him and his money would earn him the recognition we have to have uncountable sleepless nights for. :lol: :lol:

so madasabrush keep us posted on your pursuits. GOOD-LUCK! Also let the college know of how much we rate them. 8-) 8-)

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I cant believe I actually read the entire thread... and some nutter actually had the balls to start this and some other nutters were actually seriously contributing... :o

cheers madasabrush...u deserve an applause...or atleast a few claps...

-just another nut.

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