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This summer school is a three day event open to all medical students from any medical school and all foundation year doctors. This extensive programme will include opportunities to meet current trainees and Consultant Psychiatrists from a broad range of sub-specialties and visit high, medium and low secure psychiatric units in the region. There will also be prominent Psychiatrists as guest speakers and a formal evening event to allow you to meet senior clinicians within the field.

Conference aim:

To encourage the best medical students and foundation year doctors to choose psychiatry as a career by informing choice and dispelling misconceptions about psychiatry.

 Delegates will come away with: 

  • an increased knowledge of psychiatric sub-specialties
  • an insight into what it is like to be a  trainee or a consultant in psychiatry
  • experience of several different mental health settings including high, medium and low secure psychiatric units
  • an increased knowledge of possible career paths within the field.

 Day two site visit address:

  • Rampton Hospital, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0PD
  • Arnold Lodge, Cordelia Close, Leicester, LE5 0LE
  • Berrywood Hospital, Berrywood Drive, Duston, Northampton, NN5 6UD
  • Adolescent unit, St Andrew’s, Northampton, NN1 5DG
  • National Brain Injury Centre, St Andrew’s, Northampton, NN1 5DG
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, The Valentine Centre, Leicester Partnership NHS Trust, LE7 7GX

Transport for day two site visits will be provided.


Two nights accommodation for the evenings of 22 and 23 June are included staying at the nearby Northampton Central Travelodge, 15 Gold Street, Northampton, NN1 1RA

If you would be prepared to share a twin room with a colleague please advise on the booking form.

Transport to and from the hotel is not included.

This hotel has no on site parking. Chargeable parking is available at: St Peters Way Car Park, St Peters Way, Northampton, NN1 1TP. Parking is free between 18:00 and 08.00. Outside these hours maximum stay is 3 hours and payment is cash only at the ticket machine.

The conference fee is £40 per delegate and includes 2 nights accommodation and meals where specified.

This Psychiatry Summer School is now fully booked. 

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2016 Summer School brochure

Summer school 2016 brochure