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Psychiatry in Practice: The Clinical Skills Series

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This is a series of clinical scenarios in which different actors, playing the role of patients, are being interviewed by psychiatrists. All of these scenarios are based upon real patients and they were put together with patient groups.


A film aimed at Medical students and Foundation Doctors. This film has been developed to promote the expansion of the Foundation Programme in Psychiatry.

Featuring trainees from a range of specialities talking through their positive experiences during their Foundation posts. Hear about what to expect, what you might learn including:- the skills, supervision and support, and advice. Presented by the Deputy National Director of the UK Foundation Programme.

Why it matters? - Produced by UCL PsychSoc, medical students interview non-psychiatrists about the extent of psychiatry involved in each of their specialties.

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Podcast by two 2nd year medical students, Victoria Mary Ellison & Conal Corr from the Queen’s University of Belfast Student Selected Component - Heads Above The Rest©



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