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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Undergraduate Education Forum



The Undergraduate Education Forum comprises psychiatry teaching leads from all UK medical schools and the Academic Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


The Forum is active in facilitating communication and strategic planning between the College and medical schools and provides a strong voice in contributing to national policy in undergraduate medical education.


  Undergraduate Teaching Leads Forum

Remit of the Forum

  • To discuss and develop content, delivery and funding of undergraduate teaching.
  • To facilitate the sharing of resources, with development of a web-based facility where individual schools can offer materials to colleagues.
  • To be a forum for audit and research in psychiatric education.
  • To monitor the impact of national policy changes in service delivery  on education.
  • To establish links to national bodies such as the General Medical Council and the Medical Schools Council.
  • To inform and help develop position statements by the Academic Faculty on undergraduate education.
  • To provide a potential link to workforce planning, both local and national.




  • The Undergraduate Education Forum will report to Academic Faculty Executive.
  • The Chair of the group Forum (currently Professor Ania Korszun) will represent the Forum on the Academic Faculty Executive.
  • Each medical school can send one representative to the Forum, and membership will be limited to the Lead for Psychiatry or his/her deputy.
  • The Forum will set up sub-groups with specific tasks, and may invite additional membership for these.


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