About this event

  • Date and time Tue 13 Nov 2018 from 1:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Psychiatry

Thinking about a career in psychiatry?

This half day conference is designed for those interested in or considering a career in psychiatry, from medical students, 6th form students, to foundation doctors and trainees in other medical specialties.

The meeting will discuss why you should choose or consider psychiatry, the unique things psychiatry training has to offer, training pathways and what you can expect, the application process, insights from current trainees and consultants, and a breakdown of the subspecialties within psychiatry - everything you need to know!

At the end of the meeting there will be a student and trainee awards ceremony and prize giving.

Topics include:

  • Explanation of the psychiatry training pathway
  • The application process into psychiatry
  • Insights from a career in psychiatry
  • Question and answer session on psychiatry training
  • De-bunk common myths in psychiatry

Key speakers

Dr Sean Cross

Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Kings College Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital 

Dr Charlotte Wilson-Jones

Clinical Lead for GKT Medical School 

Dr Jacqueline Phillips-Owen

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Introduction: A colourful history of British psychiatry: From witches, to Freud to Maudsley to today

Dr Anthony Fry, Retired Consultant Psychiatrist, Formerly Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

The role of the psychiatrist today: What am I in for?

Dr Jacqueline Phillips-Owen, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Trainee experience 1: What does core training in psychiatry look like?

Dr Charlene Amey, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Specialty Doctor, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and Psychiatry Section Trainee Representative, Royal Society of Medicine

Question and answer session
Trainee experience 2: Information on Higher Psychiatric Training

Dr Neil Kotecha, ST5 Forensic Psychiatrist, West London NHS Trust

Tea and coffee break
Working as a consultant psychiatrist 1

Dr Charlotte Wilson-Jones, Psychiatry Clinical Lead, King's College London, GKT School of Medical Education

Working as a consultant psychiatrist 2: Why I love my job!

Dr Sean Cross, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Maudsley Hospital, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Chair: Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President, Royal Society of Medicine

Core psychiatry training: The application process - Dr Sonya Rudra, Psychiatry CT3, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and Dr Ellen McCloy Smith, CT2 Doctor, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, St Pancras Hospital and Islington Learning Disability Partnership

Question and answer session
Presentation of Psychiatry Section Student and Trainee awards
Close of meeting and drinks reception


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom