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The Free RCPsych Student and Foundation Trainees Membership Programme

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Psychiatry in Practice: The Clinical Skills Series

Student Associates - Psychiatry in Practice: The Clinical Skills Series

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.



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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Maria McAlary blogReport: How did Maria McAlary get through her first year as a foundation doctor?



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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Psychiatry Career Paths

Psychiatric career paths

Make the progression from medical student to qualified psychiatrist.


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On-the-ground activity aimed at medical students and foundation doctors.


Students Associates - Psychiatry in the media

Psychiatry in the media

Do honest portrayals of psychiatry in the media exist?


Drawing from Life: Psychoanalytic Pictures of Psychiatry


How to enhance the patient/therapist relationship.


Prizes and bursaries - Student Associates

Prizes and bursaries

Time to make your mark. Here's a listing of prestigious awards.


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