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Aspiring medics encouraged to explore a career in psychiatry

A conference for Year 12-13 students at Leicester on 8 September

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.

Not enough junior doctors choose to specialise in psychiatry, which has led, over the years, to a recruitment crisis. The conference will encourage a future generation of medics to recognise the value of psychiatry and be inspired to consider a career in the field.

The third Medicine Calling conference will be held on Saturday 8 September 2018 at the George Davies Centre, University of Leicester and is open to Year 12 and 13 students. Those who attended the conference in previous years have described it as “eye-opening”, “inspiring” and “hugely informative”.

The day itself will comprise an exciting programme of events, including interactive workshops about psychiatry, advice on applying to medical school and inspirational speakers.

The conference is a part of a wider initiative called Medicine Calling, which is working in association with the University of Leicester, The Royal College of Psychiatrists and NHS Health Education England to inform and guide young people considering a career in medicine, specifically psychiatry.

Spaces are free, but limited. Please contact medreach@le.ac.uk for an application form.

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