A psychiatrist is a doctor who looks after patients with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and schizophrenia. As a psychiatrist, you'll work in a team of health and social care professionals to assess, diagnose and treat patients who have been referred to you.
The Skills Required
To become a psychiatrist you need:
- an interest in how people think and feel
- excellent listening and communication skills
- the ability to put people at ease and inspire trust and confidence
- good investigative skills
- an interest and ability in science and medicine
- the ability to work under pressure and make well-judged decisions
- leadership and management skills
- the ability to work well in a team
- a keen interest in your specialist field and a willingness to keep your skills up to date.
To become a psychiatrist you need to have completed:
- a 5-year degree in medicine, recognised by the General Medical Council (GMC)
- a 2-year foundation programme of general training
- a 6-year specialist training programme in psychiatry.
To do a degree in medicine you'll usually need at least 5 GCSEs (A-C) including English, maths and science, plus 3 A levels at grades AAB in subjects such as chemistry, biology and either physics or maths. Check the GMC website for a list of degree courses.
The Eastern, coastal town of Grimsby is located almost directly across the country from Liverpool, and is found just south of the Humber River Estuary. The town therefore unsurprisingly has a long-lasting history in fishing and naval history, including playing a large part in the Cod Wars in the twentieth century. Grimsby still proudly shows its history in fishing-related economy, with one of the many attractions in the town being the Fishing Heritage Centre. The proud history and culture of the many fishermen who risked their lives to meet demands within the fishing industry is still remembered to this day all over the town.
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In addition to the various nature parks and outside attractions around Grimsby, which include the People’s Park and Cleethorpes Country Park, being the coastal town that it is, there are also 4 and a half miles of sandy beach alongside Cleethorpes coast to visit on sunny days, and get the second-to-none, fresh seaside breeze.