Presentation on theme: "Teacher: Mr. Schellenberg Block: A. Helping people with their mental as well as emotional problems Giving medical tests, medicine, and hospitalizing."— Presentation transcript:
Helping people with their mental as well as emotional problems Giving medical tests, medicine, and hospitalizing patients Solving even the most common problems like depression, anxiety, and any kind of addictions Helping patients understand their behaviour, so they can have more control over it
Helping People With Mental and Emotional Problems People’s emotions and thoughts can make life hard, that’s when a psychiatrist can really help Patients get to talk to their psychiatrist about their thoughts and experiences, so the psychiatrist will help them understand their behaviour so they have more control over them Prescribing Medicine Sometimes people’s mental problems are caused by body disorders, so medicine will be required (simply talking about it won’t help) Medicine is a fast way to solve a patient’s problem
Psychiatrists work in clinical settings, like general hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, private clinics, or possibly research centres. Some psychiatrists may split an office, with a couple of other psychiatrists, and set up a private practice. Medical schools is also a place where a psychiatrist may work, as they may teach part-time. Hours are about 8-9 hours per day a week.
A country wide survey, of religious beliefs of American physicians, has shown that psychiatrists are the least religious out of all doctors
Very rewarding, as you are always helping others Large salaries of $100,000- $300,000 Highly respected profession A profession that is always in high demand When fully qualified, you can own your own clinic, and choose own hours Interesting subject
Can be stressful May have to deal with angry and violent behaviour Have to listen to people’s stories daily If working in a hospital, you may get suddenly called on to work nights or weekends Hours are long Many years of university in order to become a psychiatrist
Many psychiatrists believe urban myths such as: o We only use 10% of our brains o Turkey makes us drowsy o People should drink 8 glasses of water daily o Mobile phones make electromagnetic interference within hospitals
Licensed psychiatrists can earn between $80,000 and $300,000 per year On average, psychiatrists earn between $120,000 and $200,000 Psychiatrists in private practice will most likely earn more than those working in a hospital or a clinic Factors that determine how much money a psychiatrist earns include experience, reputation, where they work, and what field they specialize in Benefits that psychiatrists usually get are sick days, paid vacation time, as well as health benefits Psychiatrists in private practice get to decide their own benefits
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS First you must finish at least 2-3 years of undergraduate university education After 2-3 years of under graduate university education you must finish medical school which takes at least 3-4 years Once you complete medical school, you’re a doctor, but you must do a period of on-the-job training called a residency, which will take about 5 years After you finish your residency, you must pass the certifying exam of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and you must get a licence from the province or territory where you will be working in
Program name: Psychiatry Institution: McGill University Location: Montreal, Quebec Credential: Master Of Science Program Length: 1-3 years Program name: Medicine (MD, CM, PhD) Institution: McGill University Location: Montreal, Quebec Credential: Doctor of Philosophy and Medicinae Doctorem et Chirurgiae Magistrum Program Length: 7 years Program name: Psychiatry Institution: University of Alberta Location: Edmonton, Alberta Credential: Doctor of Philosophy Program Length: 4-6 years Program name: Medicine (MD and PhD) Institution: University of Alberta Location: Edmonton, Alberta Credential: Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy Program Length: 6 years
The symbol for psychiatry is the 23 rd letter of the Greek alphabet, the Psi.
Level 1 Title of: Resident Salary: $42,000 to $70,000 Requirement(s): Medical Degree Responsibilities include getting sent to emergencies; seeing patients (after 2 years), but having to report to a supervisor Level 2 Title of: Staff Psychiatrist Salary: $90,000 to $200,000 Requirement(s): Completion of residency period; Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certificate; license from the province/territory you’re in Responsibilities include treating patients at a hospital; training residents (people of level 1 status) Level 3 Title of: Psychiatrist Salary: $100,000 to $300,000 Requirement(s): A couple years of experience being a psychiatrist Responsibilities include treating patient; scheduling appointments as well as billing
Subject seems interesting Large salaries Very rewarding career Help others Get to be called “doctor” When qualified, can choose own hours and be own boss The job is in high demand Indoor Ability to do the job when at old age
Psychologist Earn about $62,000 per year Can’t prescribe medicine; are not medical doctors Needs a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) Provide verbal therapy in order to diagnose patients Focus on what might have caused emotional difficulties such as environment and life situations Psychiatrist Earn about $80,000 to $300,000 per year Can prescribe medicine; are medical doctors Needs a MD (Doctor of Medicine) Provide medicine in order to diagnose patients Focus on malfunctioning of the body, like a chemical imbalance (focuses more on science)