Sahil Sharma

I want to become a Psychiatrist of Psychiatrist. What is the eligibility criteria for that?

Tell me all about it

by Sahil Sharma
1 answer
| Share :

1 answer

RE: I want to become a Psychiatrist of Psychiatrist. What is the eligibility criteria for that?

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
Verified Career Expert
Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai

Good question. Looks like you are a person with high aim and wish to achieve it and remain at the top.


Firstly to be a Psychiatrists, you need to clear your 12th in Science stream. Thereafter, appear for entrance exams like All india premedical entrance exam, AIIMS, CET to get admission into MBBS, a 5 1/2 years course,k which also includes internship. Post that you need to achieve a masters degree or MD, for which you would again have to appear for an entrance exam and then choose a specialization , in your case Psychiatry which would be a 2 1/2 to 3 years course.

After your degree, you need to start working. Initially an experience working in an Hospital would be more advisable. Once you gain experience in handling the cases and more over practical knowledge, you can then go on to practicing as a consultant with various hospitals and clinics and at the same time begin your own practice. But as a Psychiatrists, your main mode of treatment would be medications. Ofcourse, it does work with neurotics and psychotics and severe cases like suicidal tendencies and high level of anxiety or depression. But less severe cases medication would not work only. For them counseling also is important. You have stopped a symptom, but more important is removing it out from the root. So here therapy or counseling plays an important role. So better would be to get a counseling course done or hire a counselor.
Apart from this you could also get certified with courses like EMDR, NLP, Hypnosis, PLRT etc. It is an add on to your practice as a Psychiatrists.


Sounds easy, but, to remain at the top, you need to first get your basics clear and need to keep on adding experiences and at the same time maintain relations not only with fellow psychiatrists but also clients whom you have helped. This would require a long term experience of minimum 15 years. But at the same time, you go on adding experience, guide other students who require help, get into training and development, or conduct workshops, visit schools and most importantly be in touch with your subject and co-workers.


Just go on adding experience and blog it out, and at the same time maintain relations, you would be the best of all. But patience is the key.

Wish you good luck

In order to post replies to the question: "I want to become a Psychiatrist of Psychiatrist. What is the eligibility criteria for that?"

Post Reply

Latest ANSWERS

What is the scope in travel and tourism and how to make a career in it?

Hi Deepti My daughter will be graduating from B.COM Travel & Tourism this June 2018. She did her graduation from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. .. read more

I have appeared for my 12th boards this year waiting for my result. So my option was fashion designing, degree course , but since I couldn't clear nift, I thought that Ill appear next year.Now I'm really confused as I want to do BBA too. please guide me

You are required to check your CBSE 12th Board Result then you will able to know that what should be pursued by you. To check your result, follow this .. read more

Sir, my son who is 22 years now is studying BTch CSE from GD Goenka University Gurgaon. He was supposed to clear last semester this year but however, he is still to clear some backs. I woiuld like to know the best career opportunities for him.

Hello, You can make son to prepare for the Railways Exams,The RRB has given several vacancies in the Assistant Loco Pilot and Group D. Soon more vacan .. read more

Hey, I am Subir Baidya . I am a 1st year student of JIS College of Enginnering in computer science Engineering. Sir i think now a days engg is not a good choise . So sir i decided to prepare for UPSC or WBSC exam. sir "is it a good choise ?"

Hello, You have various career options to prepare for some of the exams you can go for are as follows UPSC Exams State PSC Exams SSC CGL & SSC CHS .. read more
Most Popular

What is the procedure to join Indian Navy after class 12th

How join navy after 12 th   .. read more

what to do after polytechnic

Marketing & sales  .. read more

What are top 10 colleges for Jewellery Designing in the world?

Jewelry Designing is an art & profession of designing & creating jewelry.  Top 10 Jewelry Designing Colleges in the world :- () Arch Coll .. read more

What others lines i m eligible for after doing b.p.t except m.p.t in india and outside india

Apart from MPT, you can do the rehabilitation fellowship courses where you will get an expertise in the core components of rehabilitation. Know about .. read more
Caching Date: 4/26/2018 4:45:29 PM