“Extreme Psychiatry let me experiment with both clinical knowledge and communication skills. It is exceedingly useful to get immediate feedback, on not only one’s academic OSCE performance, but also the ability to create that bond of trust with and convey compassion to the actor-patient.
As a Peer Facilitator I had the good fortune to remain within an environment where the observation and critique of others’ performances continued to inform my own medical practice. As a result, I am constantly adjusting my own clinical routine to make my patients feel safe, empowered and most importantly, listened to.”
Sam plans to become a psychiatrist. However, it must fit around her passions for fashion, pets and gardening. She lives with her cat, rabbits and husband at an RAF base in Wiltshire where she rents an aircraft hanger in lieu of a suitably sized wardrobe.