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

Become a student associate

If you’re a medical student interested in a career in psychiatry, your first step should be to become a student associate at the college. It’s free and there are lots of benefits.


Why become a student associate?

  1. Network: You’ll be invited to free events designed for medical students, and get discounted rates to the college’s International Congress, the biggest psychiatry event in the UK attended by psychiatrists worldwide.

  2. Learn: You get free electronic subscription to some fantastic magazines (BJPsych, BJPsych Bulletin, and BJPsych Advances) and a 10% discount on all other RCPsych Publications.

  3. Stay up to date: You’ll receive an e-newsletter from the college, aimed at student associates.

  4. Practice: Get free access to Trainees Online (TrOn), our online training module.

  5. Good value: It’s free to all UK medical students.


How to become a student associate

Please register as a new member and follow the instructions.



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Is psychiatry for me?

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