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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Medical students

This section is for medical students who are interested in a career in psychiatry.

Below are all the ways you can find out more, get involved at medical school and with activities at the royal college, and get sponsorship for your studies and training.


Your first step: join the College

The first step is to become a student associate of the College. It’s free, and there are lots of benefits.

Your psychiatry attachment

As a medical student you’ll do a psychiatry attachment. Find out how to make the most of it.

Awards, prizes and bursaries

There’s a range of opportunities to apply for funding and awards.

At your medical school

There is a Psychsoc at every medical school. These lively groups are run by medical students for students interested in psychiatry.

National conference

This is the main event of the year for students, and is packed with great talks and networking opportunities.

Fighting stigma: ban the BASH

Support our campaign to fight stigma against psychiatry in medical schools. Help us ‘Ban the BASH’.


Login - Members Area

If you don't have an account please Click here to Register

Make a Donation

Sign up with the College for more information


Is psychiatry for me?

Find out about the benefits and challenges of a career in psychiatry from real psychiatrists – see Choose Psychiatry.