The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) invites UK medical students to contribute their perspectives to its fourth review of undergraduate education, focusing on student mental health and wellbeing, which will be submitted for peer-review publication.
In 2014, the RSM Student Section established an initiative to ensure that student contributions are better represented in UK health and education policy. Undergraduates are connected with health-service leaders - collaborating to affect change through policy reviews and recommendations - with a view to improving patient care and population health.
While the wellbeing of health professionals is a recognised driver of safe, high-quality patient care, the mental health of medical students has been described as ‘a global problem of significant proportion’. Over this two-day forum, we will document the current experience of and support provided for UK medical students, exploring how to ensure tomorrow’s doctors feel valued as they begin their careers, and propose recommendations for improvement.
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to our report, which will then be published with all in attendance recognised as authors.
This is a 2-day event, this weekend (21st and 22nd January) at the RSM. Places are limited, going fast and the booking deadline is fast approaching. Find out more details and book your place at www.rsm.ac.uk/events/sth05
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