Over the past 150 years medical science has developed beyond all recognition yet there is a huge gap between these scientific developments on the one hand, and our understanding of the psychological demands of medical work on the other.
This lack of psychological mindedness permeates the profession from selection into medical school onwards and results in worrying levels of mental distress amongst doctors, and ultimately poorer outcomes for patients.
No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture
Dr Caroline Elton is a chartered psychologist with dual registration in occupational and counselling psychology. She combines academic training (undergraduate degree at Oxford University; PhD from the Department of Academic Psychiatry, UCL School of Medicine), with an insightful approach to career support and the training of medical staff.