Careers in Psychiatry blog
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This blog contains posts relating to our Choose Psychiatry campaign as well as posts on other topics relating to career paths in psychiatry. This includes posts that share the experiences of Specialty Doctors and Associate Specialists (SAS) doctors which highlight why they are 'SAS by choice' as well as posts with updates from the Psychiatric Trainees Committee.
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I love my job: Choosing a career in child and adolescent psychiatry
Dr Elaine Lockhart, Faculty Chair, and Dr Tze Hui Phang, a higher trainee in Scotland, talk about the rewarding, inspirational experiences they've had working in child and adolescent psychiatry.Choose Psychiatry team
Choose Psychiatry 2022: Special interest days as a Higher Trainee
Dr Samira Malik explains why being able to dedicate a day per week to a special interest during Higher Training is so valuable.Dr Samira Malik
Choose Psychiatry 2022: Taking a break from training, and returning
Dr Raka Maitra, who took a career break and returned to Higher Training, discusses the benefits of a break, and the importance of returning.Dr Raka Maitra
Choose Psychiatry 2022: Best decision of my life
Dr Marcin Ostrowski began training as a GP then switched to psychiatry and says it was the best decision of his life.Dr Marcin Ostrowski
Choose Psychiatry 2022: Have I got what it takes to be a psychiatrist?
Kate Lovett, RCPsych Presidential Recruitment Lead, asks whether there’s really one type of person suited to the role of psychiatrist – or are there many?Dr Kate Lovett
Choose Psychiatry 2022: "I could do that!"
Dr Fiona Duncan returned to psychiatry training after over a decade: hear her story.Dr Fiona Duncan
Celebrating SAS Doctors week
We've been supporting SAS Doctors Week – it’s been great to hear their stories and experiences, and convey the variety and fulfilment our SAS members take from their careers.RCPsych Digital Team
Procrastiplanting: when you have a million things to do – but ignore everything and re-pot plants
Drs Sidra Chaudhry (ST5) and Dasal Abayaratne (ST6) discuss how becoming 'lockdown gardeners' helped them during the pandemic, in a variety of ways.
Dr Janine Griffiths finds fulfilment in being SAS by choice
Dr Janine Griffiths explains how "the working-class girl from Liverpool has managed to have it all thanks to SAS by choice".Dr Janine Griffiths
From prisons to horticulture; a psychiatrist’s career path is a road less travelled
To close out our series of Choose Psychiatry blog posts for 2021, Dr Julia Topp talks about the diverse range of work she has experienced as a psychiatrist.Dr Julia Topp
Why we still need to tackle stigma
Dr Mona-Lisa Kwentoh talks about stigmas in mental health and how a patient inspired her to choose her career path in psychiatry.Dr Mona-Lisa Kwentoh
Psychiatrist? Environmentalist? How core training helps me be both
In our fourth blog post for this year's Choose Psychiatry campaign, we hear from Dr Liam Embliss who discusses how the flexibility of psychiatry training allowed him to learn about ...Dr Liam Embliss