What Do Psychiatrists Do?
by Dr Gordon Wong, Specialist in Psychiatry
MBBS (HK), MRCPsych, FHKCPsych, FHKAM (Psychiatry), MSocSc (Couns)(South Australia), DCPsyc RCP&S (Irel), DFM (HKCFP), Dip Med (CUHK), PGDipClinDerm (QMUL)
Psychiatrists are doctors who have completed a medical degree (such as MBBS or MBChB under the British system, or MD under the American system), and have subsequently undergone further specialist training in the field of psychiatry. This means that psychiatrists have had the same basic medical training as any other doctors such as surgeons, paediatricians, gynaecologists or obstetricians.