How can deep brain stimulation help people with eating disorders? What role do psychiatrists play in supporting expectant mothers? Hear from trainees and consultants alike about the most rewarding aspects of their jobs.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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Dr Maria Casserly talks about taking a nine year break, returning to medicine and the benefits of Higher Training.
Dr Deepak Moyal talks about his special interest in addictions, and the opportunities special interest days provide to learn competences and gain new experiences.
Dr Wamique Gajdhar talks about the challenges and advantages of having autism and ADHD as a trainee psychiatrist.
Dr Lauren Fitzmaurice talks about her special interest in e-learning, and provides tips for Core Trainees to prepare them for Higher Training.
Dr Anna Rebowska talks about life as a high flying neurodivergent psychiatrist and has suggestions for neurodivergent people interested in becoming psychiatrists.
Dr Eleanor Swift has spent her special interest days during ST6 exploring her passion for medical leadership and digital innovation.
Dr Gwen Collin discusses the study she's working on which could have a transformative effect on treatment for Parkinson's and Lewy Body Dementia patients.
Higher Trainee Dr Natalie Ashburner describes how being able to bring her baby to a meeting at the College during maternity leave re-ignited her passion for psychiatry and returning to ...
Angela McCrimmon, 46, from Livingston, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when she was 19 years old. In this blog, she discusses her mental health journey and the importance of psychiatry....
Dr Daniel Romeu explains why he's passionate about his special interest project in autism, and why he loves being a Higher Trainee.
Dual trainee Dr Sidra Chaudhry speaks of her own experience and interviews other Dual trainees about the pros and cons of becoming a Dual Trainee.
In this blog post, Professor Nandini Chakraborty talks about the scope for creative thinking when working as a psychiatrist, and the opportunities for work life balance a career in psychiatry ...