About this event

  • Date and time Tue 15 Nov 2022 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Psychiatry

This webinar will provide students and doctors with in-depth and valuable information about psychiatry, training pathways and exciting possible career prospects within the field. We will provide a forum in which attendees will have ample time for questions and discussions with psychiatrists currently pursuing higher training and consultants from different specialties in psychiatry.

Speakers will illustrate the abundance of opportunities for career development in psychiatry and the exciting opportunities that are available at every stage throughout your career. They will also provide up-to-date information on application processes, and elaborate on what is involved in training for a career in psychiatry.

This course aims to inform and encourage those who are considering a career in psychiatry as well as those considering a change in career direction.

During this webinar you will:

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

We aim to encourage students and doctors to enter into a career in psychiatry by revealing the extensive possibilities within the field.

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We would like to thank our sponsor the Royal College of Psychiatrists for their support of this meeting. Please note that the main scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.


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A career in psychiatry: All you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask

Dr Mary WhittleConsultant, Forensic Psychiatry, London 

Training in psychiatry: What is 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 Birgit Berg, Consultant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust

Career progression: A multitude of opportunities

Dr Kayode Osanaiye, Consultant, Old Age Psychiatry and former Clinical Director, Solent NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Kate Lovett, Consultant, Adult Psychiatry and immediate past Dean, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Questions and answers

Discussion panel

Comfort break

Sponsored presentation by Royal College of Psychiatrists - Choose Psychiatry 

Practicalities, joys and pitfalls of training: “The good the bad and the ugly”

Dr Finola Cullenbrooke, Specialty Trainee, Psychiatry, East London NHS Foundation Trust 

Dr Hannah Rollmann, Specialty Trainee, Psychiatry of Intellectual Disabilities, East London NHS Foundation Trust 

Dr Rachel Proctor, Specialty Trainee, Forensic Psychiatry, Broadmoor Hospital, Berkshire

Dr Anushka Dissanayake, Specialty Trainee, Psychiatry of Intellectual Disabilities, St George’s Rotational Training Scheme, London 

Questions and answers

Discussion panel: Speakers and event participants

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 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 60 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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