Find out which medical schools run psychiatric student
societies. If you're medical school doesn't have one,
we've provided a 'how to' guide on starting one.
Are you interested in affiliating your medical school psychiatry
society with the Royal College of Psychiatrists? Why don't
This section is maintained by the Psychiatric Trainees'
Committee (PTC) of the College. The aim of these pages is to
provide essential information for trainees.This
section includes information regarding:
- Modernising Medical Careers (MMC)
- Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board
- Activities of the PTC
- Links to other relevant pages (e.g. exams).
Listen to psychiatrists talk about why they chose this
specialty as a career:
- Student Selected
Component - Heads Above The Rest© - Victoria Mary Ellison &
Conal Corr, two 2nd year medical students from the Queen’s
University of Belfast, discuss their experience of an innovative
psychiatry Student Selected Component, Heads Above The Rest©
- Psychiatry Work
Experience - Sophia Turner is a sixth form student from
Belfast. As part of her work experience, Sophia worked in a
Children’s Learning Disability In-Patient Unit
Pemberton - Psychiatrist, Journalist and Author speaks
Professor Simon Wessely - glimpse into
the life of a psychiatrist who is highly respected for his leading
work in research, teaching, clinical and advisory roles.
journals from the College.
A Guide to Psychiatry in the Foundation
Images of psychiatry - listening to voices DVD
Promoting understanding of mental health issues and psychiatry
is a core element of the College’s public education responsibility.
The Images of Psychiatry campaign builds on
the successful work of the Partners in Care and
Changing Minds campaigns to ensure that service
user and carer issues, and the fight against stigma, continue to be
priorities for the College.
The Listening to Voices DVD is a resource for
trainee psychiatrists and their trainers, and other members of the
multidisciplinary team. The film takes you through the patients'
and carers' journey - from first contact with psychiatric services
to recovery and coping - with examples of people's personal
experiences at each stage.
A listing of relevant links. If there are any other links that you
think should be on this page, please email