King's Psych Soc

KCL Psychiatry Society was set up in 2005 to promote psychiatry as a career to medical students, to support those students who wished to pursue psychiatry as a career and to raise the profile of mental health issues amongst all student health professionals. The Society is supported by the Department of Psychological Medicine and Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and there is no membership fee.

Psych Soc works closely with the undergraduate psychiatry team at King's College London School of Medicine, to improve the quality of the psychiatry attachments for students and also runs ICE (incremental clinical examination) revision sessions in psychiatry for third year medical students at the end of each rotation, and a Psychiatry OSCE revision session for final year medical students. The Society also hosts an annual psychiatry careers evening and psychiatry electives evening, which prove very popular.

The Psych Soc also organises a Special Study Modules Scheme and has successfully placed a number of students in clinical and academic SSMs related to psychiatry, including Addiction Psychiatry, Liaison Psychiatry and a student completing a systematic review.

The Society hosts a programme of lectures that are lively and controversial, often featuring eminent speakers, including Simon Baron Cohen, David Oakley, Professor Robin Murray, and Professor Simon Wessely. Most events are open to all, particularly students & staff of King's College London, the Institute of Psychiatry and South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and the events are attended by medical students from other London Medical Schools.

There are plans for KCL Psychiatry Society to be the medical student interest group in psychiatry at St George's, UCL and Barts and the London Medical Schools, and are willing to encourage interested students at other medical schools to set up their own societies.


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