Summer School

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) offers an extremely well received and popular annual Summer School (for one week in July). It is designed to inspire and enthuse UK medical students and Foundation Year Doctors considering a career in Psychiatry.
The week is designed for medical students and there is a special focus on days 3, 4 and 5 for Foundation Year Doctors who may find getting a week off work challenging. 
Speakers include leading academics and clinicians at the IoPPN including Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
The week long programme includes:

  • Key lectures, seminars and debates on cutting-edge and controversial topics in psychiatry with leading academics and clinicians in the field working at the IoPPN, South London and the Maudsley NHS FoundationTrust (SLaM), and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych).
  • Opportunities to meet and network with internationally renowned researchers and clinicians.
  • Patient and carer accounts, ward visits, speed-dating, book club and more.
  • Interactive workshops giving advice and guidance towards core training and academic training application processes, interview skills and ‘a day in the life of a psychiatrist.’
  • Drinks and canapé reception at the RCPsych.

Accommodation and Meals
The IoPPN summer school offers the opportunity to stay with a psychiatrist in their home, if required.
Refreshments and lunch are provided throughout the week.
What previous attendees said:
“..fascinating insight into the many facets of psychiatry.”
“..a fantastic experience and I could not recommend it enough!”
“I cannot recommend the summer school enough for anyone, whether you are sold on psychiatry or looking to be convinced."

The application deadline is circa the end of March each year

More information
IoPPN Summer School website  |  facebook


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