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16:00 5 September 2013

UCL Medical School seminar - The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Professional Students: A Comparative Study


Medical School, Royal Free Campus (link Map)
Rowland Hill Street | NW3 2PF | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

Speaker information

Elisa G. Lewis

Poor mental health and an increased risk of suicide are recognised areas of concern amongst medical occupational groups. Despite this there is a paucity of research in the UK into the mental health of students destined for these careers. There have been few direct comparative studies. The current research aims to address this omission by estimating and comparing the prevalence of mental ill-health in students training for the healthcare professions of medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy. A control group of law students will be included, who although subject to similar stressors as undergraduates, do not go on to share a heightened risk of suicide as professionals.


Deanne Attreed