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How to run a psychiatry summer school

  • Jayne Greening (a1), Mark Tarn (a2) and Judy Purkis (a3)
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Graduates in the UK are not choosing a career in psychiatry. This paper sets out to do three related things: review the factors that attract and deter medical students from a career in psychiatry, describe the provision of current summer schools and special programmes in psychiatry, and provide detail of how initiatives such as summer schools may be set up, run and evaluated locally to potentially address some of those issues identified in the first section.

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Jane Greening (Jayne.Greening@bsmhft.nhs.uk)
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This is one of a series of papers on recruitment in psychiatry. See also Archdall et al (pp. 21–24), Oakley et al (pp. 25–29) and Kelley et al (pp. 30–32) published in January.

Declaration of interest

J.G. has set up and evaluated psychiatry summer schools in Birmingham. M.T. ran the Royal College of Psychiatrists' summer school in 2011.

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How to run a psychiatry summer school

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