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Psychiatry in Practice: The Clinical Skills Series

Student Associates - Psychiatry in Practice: The Clinical Skills Series

This is a series of clinical scenarios in which different actors, playing the role of patients, are being interviewed by psychiatrists. All of these scenarios are based upon real patients and they were put together with patient groups.



A new RCPsych film aimed at Medical students and Foundation Doctors. This film has been developed to promote the expansion of the Foundation Programme in Psychiatry.

Featuring trainees from a range of specialities talking through their positive experiences during their Foundation posts. Hear about what to expect, what you might learn including:- the skills, supervision and support, and advice. Presented by the Deputy National Director of the UK Foundation Programme.

Why it matters? - Produced by UCL PsychSoc, medical students interview non-psychiatrists about the extent of psychiatry involved in each of their specialties.

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Maria McAlary blogReport: How did Maria McAlary get through her first year as a foundation doctor?



Podcast by two 2nd year medical students, Victoria Mary Ellison & Conal Corr from the Queen’s University of Belfast Student Selected Component - Heads Above The Rest©


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Find about the great prizes and opportunities on offer!



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On-the-ground activity aimed at medical students and foundation doctors.


Psychiatry Career Paths


Psychiatric career paths

Make the progression from medical student to qualified psychiatrist.



Drawing from Life: Psychoanalytic Pictures of Psychiatry


How to enhance the patient/therapist relationship.


Students Associates - Psychiatry in the media

Psychiatry in the media

Do honest portrayals of psychiatry in the media exist?



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Latest news

London Division Twilight Event - Maximising your Psychiatry Foundation Experience Tuesday 8th September 2015 

Find out more here.

World Health Organisation (WHO) Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP)

Free Weekend Training Course

Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) Orientation Teaching Skills Course, taking place the weekend of 19th-20th September 2015.

More information can be found here.

Email Dr Peter Hughes with any queries and to book:

North West Division Poster Competition - open to Trainees, Foundation Doctors and Medical Students


Find out about Summer and Autumn Schools around the UK


Take part in Did You Know? - a new series of factsheets?  

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Psychiatry of Learning Disability facebook group


 New iBook for Foundation doctors!

"Psychiatry for Junior Doctors: Practical Prompts" A set of easy access checklists for prompt reference in common psychiatric settings. 

Access the iBook here.