Dr Ian Rodrigues | 2006 – 2007

Ian has the honour of being amongst the very first small and select group of medical students taken under Strings’ wing when she stumbled across them, a little ‘lost’, during their psychiatry rotation in Lewisham. This was back in 2004, when the group had lunchtime and evening teaching sessions on psychiatry and communication skills: it was out of these meetings that the phenomenon which became Extreme Psychiatry was first born.

Fast forward two years and the cycle was completed when Ian returned in 2006, now a junior doctor in Lewisham, to teach on the fast evolving weekly sessions. He is currently a Specialist Registrar in Ophthalmology on the South London/KSS rotation, and still uses the communication and teaching skills he learnt at Extreme Psychiatry at every available opportunity.