With what educational qualifications can I become a Psychiatrist?

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RE: With what educational qualifications can I become a Psychiatrist?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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An aspirant has to undergo a post graduate degree or diploma in psychiatry to become a psychiatrist after completion of MBBS The MD course is of three years duration whereas the duration of Diploma course is two years. Apart from degree and diploma one can also join the DNB course organized by the National Board of Examination which is equivalent to an MD. The admission to the post graduate course is based on Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination conducted at all India level. Several medical institutes are offering a post graduate courses in psychiatry. However the top institutes offering a post graduate course in psychiatry includes National Institute of Mental Health and Nero Sciences, Bangalore, Central Institute of psychiatry, Ranchi, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research , Chandigarh, Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences New Delhi, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Lady Hardinge Medical College New Delhi

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