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As a medical student, you will undertake a psychiatry
attachment as part of your training. This section will help you
make the most of the opportunity.
Each medical school offers different lengths of attachments and
there will be different opportunities available depending on your
You’ll also be able to use your elective to gain additional
experience in psychiatry - perhaps in another country - and many
medical schools also offer special study modules in psychiatry.
Understanding the key concepts of modern psychiatry will be
helpful before you do your attachment.
How to make the most of the learning opportunities you
experience during the attachment
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