Please use the resources and advice below to help medical students understand more about career in psychiatry.
Recommend that your medical students join the medical school’s PsychSoc, or Psychiatric Society.
These are societies run by students, for students who share an interest in a career in psychiatry.
See our list of PsychSocs
Resources for discussions
Video - The life of a psychiatrist
Professor Sir Simon Wessely, a former president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, talks about the life of a psychiatrist and gives a glimpse into his career as a psychiatrist who is highly respected in the field.
Online skills tutorials
You can work through our Clinical Skills tutorials with your school and 6th form students.
Encourage them to become a student associate
The Elective Network
The Elective Network is an external organisation which the College does not endorse but which may provide useful information on the elective opportunities open to medical students.