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Which undergrad programs at a Canadian university, should I look into if I want to become a psychiatrist ?

Which ones would I love ?

Should I keep my pre-med courses strictly in the sciences?
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Psychiatry is just a medical specialization, so you could still do pre-med and the minor in psych (or double major if your school lets you in science and psych). I'm actually in a science program and doing a psych minor (not planning on becoming a psychiatrist, just highly interested in psych) and even though it's just a minor, I need to take 8 psych courses, which is still plenty. So I think even a minor would allow you to fulfill your interest in psychology.
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Thanks.
If it we're up to me, I'd do a minor in psych alongside my pre-med courses, or tackle a double major.
but, people told me it'd we WAAY too stressful.

Isn't a minor, just a few courses shy from another major though?
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It depends on the school, at mine you need 24 units to fulfill a psych minor and 48 units for a psych major, so it's double the number of psych courses.
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woahzers , kay. So, I should look into that.

Thanks a bunch ! :)
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@kyczevag wrote

Which undergrad programs at a Canadian university, should I look into if I want to become a psychiatrist ?
You can choose virtually any program you like, at whichever school you prefer; so long as you fulfill the prereqs.
My advice: pick a program you love. If that's psych, cool; if you're still unsure, do some digging around. It's much easier to crack open a book & find motivation to study something you enjoy vs something you feel dread

Which ones would I love ?
This is based on personal experience, as most other replies would be, but I would honestly reccomend UTSC psych or mental health. The psych department is phenomenal. I've had nothing but good experiences with my psych courses. The professors are amaazing. & 85+`s are perfectly manageable if you put in the time. Again, we can't tell you what you'll love, its up to your own interpretation. Go to an open house or two, or three & get a feel for the schools environment, & departments

Should I keep my pre-med courses strictly in the sciences?
It's really up to you.
You can do a double major no problem. There are tons of people who choose this route.
[Again, based on personal experience] If I were to do it again, I'd do the specialist in psych and pick up my pre-med requirements as electives vs having the neuro major on top of it all.




GL & happy holidays!

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@neuropsy wrote

@kyczevag wrote

Which undergrad programs at a Canadian university, should I look into if I want to become a psychiatrist ?
You can choose virtually any program you like, at whichever school you prefer; so long as you fulfill the prereqs.
My advice: pick a program you love. If that's psych, cool; if you're still unsure, do some digging around. It's much easier to crack open a book & find motivation to study something you enjoy vs something you feel dread

Which ones would I love ?
This is based on personal experience, as most other replies would be, but I would honestly reccomend UTSC psych or mental health. The psych department is phenomenal. I've had nothing but good experiences with my psych courses. The professors are amaazing. & 85+`s are perfectly manageable if you put in the time. Again, we can't tell you what you'll love, its up to your own interpretation. Go to an open house or two, or three & get a feel for the schools environment, & departments

Should I keep my pre-med courses strictly in the sciences?
It's really up to you.
You can do a double major no problem. There are tons of people who choose this route.
[Again, based on personal experience] If I were to do it again, I'd do the specialist in psych and pick up my pre-med requirements as electives vs having the neuro major on top of it all.




GL & happy holidays!





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