About the Mindmasters quiz

This page explains why we've introduced the new Mindmasters quiz for members, and provides information about how the quiz was run in 2022.

The quiz was the brainchild of the College's Dean, Professor Subodh Dave, who says: "I'm sure each one of you is as proud as I am of being a psychiatrist.

"It is a privilege to be part of a branch of medicine that integrates the psychological and social world with neurosciences and human biology. To be a psychiatrist is to be multi-faceted, combining knowledge of cellular biology effortlessly with an understanding of culture and history.

"RCPsych MindMasters -  our new Annual inter- Division and Devolved Nation quiz is a celebration of the unique richness of Psychiatry as an academic science and of Psychiatrists as Academic clinicians and is a reminder that learning can most certainly be fun!" 

Which teams compete in Mindmasters?

Each Division and Devolved Nation is enters a team consisting of four RCPsych members - two of which are medical students, Foundation doctors or trainees.

What do I do if I want to take part?

The 2022 quiz has taken place, please keep an eye out for registrations for the 2023 quiz.

What is the format for the quiz?

There are quick fire buzzer questions, team questions and audience participation.

During 2022 the 12 teams competed in four heats of three teams - taking place at the College's International Congress in Edinburgh - with the winners of each heat playing in semi finals and the final at our office in Prescot St, London.

Find out more about the quiz

Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry