Psychiatrist Education Requirements
The educational requirements for becoming a psychiatrist are very similar to those of becoming a doctor. You must complete a four-year undergrad program, including the pre-requisites for med school. Then you must go to a four-year medical school, and finally finish by doing a residency that will typically last four to six years.
One must keep in mind that a psychiatrist is different than a psycologist. A psychiatrist can perscribe medication, whereas a psycologist can only talk to you about your issues.