SOC Code: 29-1066

Entry Salary
Average Salary

Job Description
Psychiatrists attempt to maintain and improve the health of their patients by diagnosing medical problems and prescribing treatments.

1.  Graduate from an approved school of allopathic or osteopathic medicine.
2.  Pass a written exam approved by the Board.
3.  Complete a written application formulated by the Board.
4.  One year postgraduate training. (Two years if foreign-trained)
5.  Satisfactorily pass an interview with the Board.

Conviction of a felony.
Drug and/or alcohol abuse.
Dishonesty, fraud, or gross negligence.
Fraud or deceit in obtaining certificate.
Manifest incapacity to practice.

School Located in Wyoming
There are no medical schools located in Wyoming; however, Wyoming residents are eligible to study out of state at in-state rates through the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) or WWAMI programs. For more information about WICHE and/or WWAMI contact:
        Nancy Smueles, Certifying Officer
        University of Wyoming Box 3432
        Laramie, Wyoming  82071
        Phone: (307) 766-6702

There are two Family Practice Residency programs, affiliated with the University of Wyoming, that serve Casper and Cheyenne.

Psychiatrists must be licensed by the State Board of Medicine to work in Wyoming.

The written examination is administered by the Federation of State Medical Boards two times a year:  June and December in Wyoming. Interviews before the Board occur at the February, June, and October meetings.
License $350.00
Annual Renewal $200.00
Temporary License $100.00

Fees, applications, and other information available at: 

Licensing Agency
Carole Shotwell
Board of Medicine
211 W. 19th Street, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82002
Phone: (307) 778-7053

Additional Sources of Information
American Medical Association
535 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois  60610-4377

Association of American Medical Colleges
Publications Department
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC  20036

Wyoming Health Resources Network
1920 Evans
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82001

Wyoming Medical Society
P.O. Drawer 4009
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82003

Occupational Outlook Handbook:

Wages Last Updated June 2008

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