Resources to help you promote psychiatry to medical students

Please use the resources and advice below to help medical students understand more about career in psychiatry.

Psychiatric society

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


Why do psychiatry? – a consultant psychiatrist provides her perspective (PDF)

A day in the life of a psychiatrist – two trainees and a consultant (PDF)

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.

A Career in Psychiatry


Online skills tutorials

You can work through our Clinical Skills tutorials with your school and 6th form students.

Psychiatry in Practice: The Clinical Skills Series

Student associates

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.

Get in contact to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry