SSC Psychiatry Research
Welcome to SSC Psychiatry Research: advances, challenges, and controversies
SSC Psychiatry Research aims to introduce King’s medical students to the excitement and challenges of academic research psychiatry. It consists of two linked modules. Module 1 offers a seminar-based teaching programme and engages students in writing a systematic literature review. Module 2 provides an opportunity to experience first hand academic psychiatry research through participating in a data-based project with one of the IoP research teams. The students may choose to enrol for Module 1 only, but Module 1 is a necessary prerequisite to Module 2.
The SSC is hosted by the Department of Psychological Medicine
at the Institute of Psychiatry The Head of Department is Professor Simon Wessely
who is also Vice Dean for Academic Psychiatry. Professor Wessely and his team are commited to psychiatry education and this SSC was launched last year as a part of this outstanding commitment.
There is a long history of psychiatry-related SSCs at the IoP. However, the distinguishing feature of this SSC is that it is formally and efficiently organized, supervised, with a provision of a dedicated tutor. The role of the SSC tutor is to provide academic support to the students by giving them the know-how of all research activities that the students engage in during the SSC.
Our engagement with the students does not stop with the SSC. We continue to support the students who are committed to publishing either the literature review or the data-based report that they have produced during the SSC. And if students are up for the challenge – they may publish both! The publication(s) will be indispensable for the students to achieve their career ambitions, regardless of which branch of medicine they choose.
We are here to encourage, inspire, and support!