About this event

  • Date and time Tue 12 Nov 2019 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Psychiatry

Considering a career in psychiatry? This event will provide students and doctors with the need-to-know information, training pathways, career prospects, and application processes in psychiatry.

Attendees will have ample time for questions and discussion with psychiatrists who are currently undergoing higher training, and with consultants from different specialities in psychiatry. 

This event is a must if you are thinking about a career in psychiatry!




Standard pricing available until 11 November 2019.


RSM Fellow RSM Retired Fellow RSM Associate RSM Trainee RSM Student
£20.00 £20.00 £10.00 £10.00 £0.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£30.00 £15.00 £15.00 £5.00


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Registration, tea and coffee
A career in psychiatry: All you ever wanted to know... And how to decide

Dr Mary Whittle, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Training in psychiatry – what is involved and how to get a training post

Dr Helen Bruce, Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, East London Foundation NHS Trust

Working as a consultant psychiatrist

Dr Angela McGilloway, Consultant in Adult and Liaison Psychiatry, Royal London Hospital

Seeking fact from fiction – the academic pathway

Dr Andrew Forrester, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Clinical Director, Offender Health Management, University of Manchester

Question and answer session: Career pathways
Tea and coffee break
The practicalities, joys and pitfalls of training

Dr Andrew Roney, Specialty Trainee in Adult and Old Age Psychiatry, Homerton Hospital and Dr Matt Slinger, Specialty Trainee in Forensic Psychiatry, John Howard Centre

Getting the consultant post

Dr Helen Bruce, Dr Angela McGilloway and Dr Mary Whittle

Question and answer session
Presentation of Psychiatry Section Student and Trainee Awards
Close of meeting

Drinks reception


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

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