About this event

  • Date and time Tue 3 Nov 2020 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Psychiatry

This webinar will provide students and doctors with valuable information about psychiatry, training pathways and possible career prospects in psychiatry. We will provide a forum in which participants will have ample time for interaction, questions and discussion with psychiatrists who are currently undergoing higher training and with consultants from different specialties in psychiatry.

We aim to encourage students and doctors to enter into psychiatry as a career. Speakers will provide crucial up-to-date information on application processes and what is involved in training for a career in this field.

During this webinar you will:

  • Gain an understanding of working in and career pathways psychiatry through interaction with senior trainees and consultants from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Learn how to apply for training posts, how educational programmes in psychiatry are run and how training is provided.
  • Acknowledge how consultant careers in psychiatry develop and how to engage in long term career development through management, academia and clinical psychiatry.   

It will inform and encourage students and doctors who are considering a career in psychiatry as it is key to understanding the career possibilities and pathways for psychiatry on an interactive level.

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Standard pricing available until 03 November 2020.


RSM Member RSM Trainee RSM Student
£5.00 £0.00 £0.00

Non - Member

Non - Member Trainee Student
£10.00 £0.00 £0.00


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Welcome and introduction: A career in psychiatry - all you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask

Dr Mary Whittle, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, London

Training in psychiatry: what’s involved and how to get a training post

Dr John McAnallen, Educational Supervisor and Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Working as a consultant psychiatrist

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

Career progression: Academia and management

In conversation with...

Dr Andrew Forrester, Editor in Chief, Medicine, Science and the Law and Academic Secretary, Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists


Dr Tehmine Cadinouche, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Comfort break

The experience of training: “The good, the bad and the ugly”

Dr Samuel Johnson, Core Trainee in Psychiatry, St George’s Rotational Training Scheme

Dr Anushka Dissanayake, Speciality Trainee (ST4) in Psychiatry of Learning Disability, St George’s Rotational Training Scheme

Dr Laura Patilea, Speciality Trainee (ST6) in Adult & Liaison Psychiatry, St George’s Rotational Training Scheme


Dr Owen O’ Sullivan, Fellow in Medical Education, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Open forum and questions and answers
Presentation of Psychiatry Section Student and Trainee awards
Close of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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