Aspiring medics encouraged to explore a career in psychiatry

Young people considering a career in medicine are invited to a conference that will help them on the route to achieving their ambitions and introduce psychiatry as an exciting medical discipline.

The second ‘Medicine Calling’ conference will be held on Saturday 9 September 2017. Students who attended last year’s conference described it as “hugely informative”, “enjoyable” and “inspiring”. 

The conference will be held at the Centre for Medicine at our University for students who will be in year 12 or 13 at the time. It will comprise an exciting programme of events including keynote speakers and interactive workshops, a chance to meet doctors to ask questions about careers in psychiatry, information and advice on applying to medical school and an essay competition with prizes. 

Professor Richard Holland, Head of Leicester Medical School (elect) said: “This conference is a great way to begin to learn about the complexity and fascination behind  a career that genuinely involves both the ‘art’ and ‘science’ of modern medical practice. I would encourage any young person interested in a potential medical career to come along and discover more about this exciting and captivating specialty.”

Spaces are free, but limited. Please book via the website. Deadline for applications is Friday 18 August.