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SSC Psychiatry Research with Neuroscience

Welcome to SSC Psychiatry Research with Neuroscience: advances, challenges, and controversies 

SSC Psychiatry Research with Neuroscience 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 IoPPN 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, Psychology & Neuroscience. The Head of the Department is Professor Ulrike Schmidt. She is Professor of Eating Disorders at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London.
There is a long history of psychiatry-related SSCs at the IoPPN. 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.

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