About this event

  • Date and time Tue 14 Nov 2023 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Psychiatry

This webinar will inform and encourage students and doctors who are considering a career in psychiatry by providing up to date information on application processes, what is involved in training, how skills are developed and about the varied career options in the field. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of working in the psychiatry field through interaction with trainees and consultants from a variety of backgrounds. Additionally, there will be ample time for questions and discussions with psychiatrists. 

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. Participants will gain up-to-date information on application processes, and find out what is involved in training for a career in psychiatry. 

This meeting will appeal to those who want to understand how psychiatry interacts with other branches of medicine and how spending some time in psychiatry training may be advantageous for their career in another specialism. Speakers will provide guidance and encouragement for doctors who are considering a change of career pathway from another specialty. 


Benefits of attending

  • Learn about the many pathways into psychiatry as a career; how to apply for a psychiatry training placement; the broad range of career prospects in psychiatry. 
  • Participants will be able to consider the practical aspects of training - the good aspects and pitfalls - of working as a trainee in psychiatry.  
  • Opportunity to interact with psychiatrists in post training roles as well as examine what a long term career in psychiatry involves at senior level.  
  • Meet with a range of speakers at the webinar and become aware of the exciting prospects of choosing a career in psychiatry.


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Standard pricing available until 21 November 2023.


RSM Trainee RSM Student
£10.00 £0.00

Non - Member

Trainee Student
£15.00 £5.00


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

Dr Mary Whittle, Medical Member, HM Tribunal Service and Consultant, 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, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Working as a consultant psychiatrist

Dr E Rhian Bradley, Consultant, General Adult Psychiatrist and Deputy Director of Medical Education, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Career progression: A multitude of opportunities

Dr Jim Bolton, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Former Director, Medical Education, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust Dr Jacob S. Bird, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, Neuropsychiatry Executive, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Question and answers
Comfort break
Practicalities, joys and pitfalls of training: “The good the bad and the ugly”

Dr Moyosoreoluwa Akinde, Core Trainee (CT3), Psychiatry, Wimbledon Recovery and Support Team, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, Dr Kishanth Srikathirkamanathan, Locum SHO Doctor, Forensic Psychiatry, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, Dr Francis Felix, Specialty Registrar (ST5), General Adult and Addictions Psychiatry, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership NHS Trust and Dr Emily Duncan, Specialty Trainee (ST6), General Adult and Older Age Psychiatry, South West London and St George’s Rotational Training Scheme, London

Question and answers
Presentation of Psychiatry Section Student and Trainee awards
Closing remarks
Close of meeting




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

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar, via 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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