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

Applications for Autumn 2017 are open!

There was a problem with the original application form; if you completed it before 4.30pm on 17/10/17, you’ll sadly need to complete it again as there was a glitch – we’re really sorry.

The new link is now ready, below.

To be eligible for Extreme Psych, you need to be a third year medical student at King’s College London and about to start your NOP (Neurology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry) rotation. (If you’re Chest / Abdo, please don’t apply early, as we can’t store your application.)

Term dates for 2017-18 are:

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

We 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 form.

If you’ve 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 only apply if you’ve read and can stick to our rules. They’re quite basic, but really important.

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 the end of Sunday 22nd October. You must then confirm you’re coming by midday on Monday 23rd October (if we don’t hear from you, we’ll 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. We won’t pass your number to nasty call centres who want to contact you about an accident you didn’t know you had).

Here’s the application form. (There are quite a few questions – both to evaluate your reasons for applying, and to help us evaluate the course).