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…have you had your Googly today?


LogoIf you’d like to apply for a place on the Extreme Psychiatry course, read on…

Applications for 2017 are now open! 

To be eligible for Extreme Psych teaching, you need to be a third year medical student at King’s College London and about to start your NOP (Neurology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry) rotation. Though we are always happy to hear from students in advance of their NOP term (e.g. those currently studying Chest / Abdo), we cannot offer a place on the course and will instead keep your application on file until the appropriate term.

Term dates for 2017-18 are:

  • Autumn: 24th October – 12th December
  • Spring: 16th January – 6th March
  • Summer: 3rd April – 22nd May 

We welcome applications from all NOP students – and love having a varied range of abilities and needs on the course. We prioritise students who are clearly struggling with psychiatry / communication skills, so pay special attention to any applications accompanied by objective evidence of struggling with clinical exams or communication skills (e.g. previous failed ICE / OSCE exams / concerns by Clinical Tutor or previous Firm Heads). Please send any evidence directly to extremepsychiatry@gmail.com straight after filling in your application from, below.

If you have no objective evidence, that’s ok – just tell us why you’d benefit from being on Extreme Psych. If you’re simply in love with psychiatry, please say so – we have room for honest enthusiasts too!

Please read the rules section before applying… If you can agree to abide by them, simply fill in the form below. You need to know which term your NOP rotation will be, though if you don’t yet know your firm head / site, that’s OK – just put “Don’t know” in those fields.

The deadline for Autumn applications is 5pm on Friday 20th October (late applications are automatically placed on the waiting list). We’ll let you know if you have a place or are on the waiting list by midday on Sunday 22nd October. Please confirm that you wish to take up your place by midday on Monday 23rd October (if we don’t hear from you, we will place you on the waiting list). 

If you’re given a waiting list place, it helps us to have your mobile number, so we can contact you quickly, should a place come up. If you want to put this in your application, feel free (we won’t pass your number to nasty call centres who want to contact you about an accident you didn’t know you had).

Please Note: This form may not work with some mobile devices. If you have difficulties completing it, an alternate form is available here . (NB this form has reduced functionality).