Interested in joining PsychStart?
Considering Psychiatry as a career? Interested in learning more about the specialty? Keen to learn how to enhance your CV?
Our mentoring scheme involves pairing medical students that are interested in psychiatry with Consultant and Registrar psychiatrists. We try to match students with mentors who have similar sub-specialty and career (e.g. research, education, management) interests.
Each mentor- mentee relationship will be unique, depending upon the individual needs of the student. As a mentor, you could provide clinical shadowing opportunities, offer the student careers advice, work together on audit/research, signpost the student to opportunities within psychiatry, help them with elective/prize/specialty applications, and/or act as somebody for them to talk to about psychiatry and their personal and professional development.
We encourage all mentors and mentees to maintain monthly email contact and meet face-to-face at least twice per year, although all mentoring relationships will be different and involve different levels of contact.
If you would like to find out more about PsychStart, please get in touch with us.