Undergraduate education in psychiatry is provided by King’s College London School of Medicine. Teaching is organised by the Medical Education Committee and its Curriculum subcommittees and provided in a vertically integrated curriculum over the five years.

King's College London is one of the largest medical schools in the United Kingdom with 450 medical students every year with 4 entry routes to our MBBS programme.  Majority of the students’ clinical psychiatry experience is delivered in one year longitudinal placements which occur during their third year, along with dedicated 8 week blocks of psychiatry in their 4th year. Learning is centred on a Clinical Apprenticeship, working alongside NHS clinicians in wards, clinics, and in the community, covering all the basic psychiatric skills needed throughout a medical career. Students present cases in a group setting and learn presentation skills, how to formulate a psychiatric case and make a differential diagnosis. This is combined with Clinical Sciences (pathology, therapeutics) that reinforce clinical experience, with SSCs (see right) and with e-learning on the Virtual Campus. Students also learn about ethical and social aspects of mental health


For many psychiatrists their first experience of psychiatry occurs in their undergraduate training. There are lots of initiatives for interested students such as Extreme Psychiatry, the PsychSoc and the Careers Fair. Find out more on the right →

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