Psychiatrists ·  Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent disorders of the mind.



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Licensing Information ·   Medical Physician & Surgeon

Licensing Description:
An applicant applying for a permanent license shall be a graduate of approved and accredited medical college and evidence showing so and proof of passage of approved licensing examination. Contact licensing agency for additional information.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 4
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
healingarts@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/healingarts.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri21,127
The Kansas City Region2,627

· Osteopathic Physicians

Licensing Description:
An applicant applying for a permanent license shall be a graduate of approved and accredited medical college and evidence showing so and proof of passage of approved licensing examination. Contact licensing agency for additional information.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 4
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
healingarts@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/healingarts.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri3,368
The Kansas City Region484


Occupational Tasks ·  Analyze and evaluate patient data and test findings to diagnose nature and extent of mental disorder.
· Prescribe, direct, and administer psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.
· Collaborate with physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or other professionals to discuss treatment plans and progress.
· Gather and maintain patient information and records, including social and medical history obtained from patients, relatives, and other professionals.
· Counsel outpatients and other patients during office visits.
· Design individualized care plans, using a variety of treatments.
· Examine or conduct laboratory or diagnostic tests on patient to provide information on general physical condition and mental disorder.
· Advise and inform guardians, relatives, and significant others of patients' conditions and treatment.
· Review and evaluate treatment procedures and outcomes of other psychiatrists and medical professionals.
· Teach, conduct research, and publish findings to increase understanding of mental, emotional, and behavioral states and disorders.
· Prepare and submit case reports and summaries to government and mental health agencies.
· Serve on committees to promote and maintain community mental health services and delivery systems.


Educational Requirements: ·  First professional degree


Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Active Listening 100%
·  Critical Thinking 99%
·  Active Learning 97%
·  Social Perceptiveness 96%
·  Complex Problem Solving 90%
·  Judgment and Decision Making 89%
·  Time Management 88%
·  Persuasion 87%
·  Reading Comprehension 86%
·  Speaking 85%