New guidance for medical schools launched to help more students choose psychiatry

26 September 2019

 Today, we’re launching new guidance for medical schools on how to encourage students to #ChoosePsychiatry

The guidance includes practical advice on:  

  • giving students exposure to psychiatry throughout their training 
  • ensuring quality psychiatry placements 
  • providing students with mentoring opportunities 
  • running extracurricular enrichment activities to promote psychiatry
  • and lots more.

Help us spread the word 

To coincide with the report launch, we’re running a social media campaign asking our members to share an old picture of themselves at medical school, with a link to today’s guidance:  


We’d love to see your nostalgic snaps, so please join Wendy on your chosen platform – Twitter , Facebook or Instagram – and share the link to the report

  • My route into psychiatry began at [@InsertYourMedSchool] where I had excellent teaching. @RCPsych launched a guide for medical schools to enhance students’ experience of psychiatry and encourage them to #ChoosePsychiatry in the future:  #medicalschools #medicalstudents  
  • Feels like only yesterday I left [@InsertYourMedSchool] so pleased I decided to #ChoosePsychiatry. Here is the @RCPsych guide on how we can encourage more students to start this great career:  #medicalschools #medicalstudents
  • I was inspired by my lecturers at [@InsertYourMedSchool] to #ChoosePsychiatry. @RCPsych has published a new guide for medical schools on how we can increase students’ interest in psychiatry:  #medicalschools #medicalstudents
  • A new report by @RCPsych shows how medical schools are inspiring the next generation of psychiatrists: I never regretted my decision to #ChoosePsychiatry while studying at [@InsertYourMedSchool] #medicalschools #medicalstudents