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“Psyched up for Medical School” is a scheme offering work experience placements to students applying to medical school. We have so far supported 40 students locally and are in the process of arranging further programmes. There is evidence that such schemes improve the likelihood of candidates subsequently applying to specialty training schemes, and work experience placements in Mental Health Trusts have been shown to reduce stigma towards Mental Illness.

Oxford health trust and university department recruit future psychiatrists

We have so far supported 40 students locally and are in the process of arranging further programmes. Here is some of their feedback:

“An amazing opportunity that will really help me in the future when applying to Uni”

“It was a real privilege to be able to sit in on the consultations with the patients I saw. I also found it really useful to observe doctors at various stages in their careers. The experiences will be incredibly useful for interviews and have definitely increased my interest in psychiatry”

“…makes me much more confident about applying to medical school.”

“My “stereotypical” view of psychiatry changed”

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