St George’s has ranked joint third for creating psychiatrists in the country.

St George's, University of London

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Ranking alongside the University of Lancaster and the University of Warwick, 3.4% of graduates from St George’s went on to become psychiatrists between 2014 and 2016, compared to just 1.6% of graduates from the University of Cambridge.

Through a study programme of medical sciences and clinical sciences, graduates who choose to pursue a specialist discipline like psychiatry undertake placements, allowing them to develop their skills and understanding in the area.

Aileen O'Brien, Reader in Psychiatry and Education at St George’s, University of London said: “Students are positive about the quality of teaching in partnership with South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust.

"Psychiatry is a rewarding, interesting and challenging career to pursue. It’s important for us to help encourage students to become GPs and psychiatrists and help the government recruit people in these professions.”

Professor Wendy Burn, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists said: "We hope the psychiatry league table will be an efficient way to encourage schools to boost their contribution to the psychiatric workforce of the future.

"We welcome the Government’s vision to place mental health at the heart of the NHS – but this will only ever be possible if more students choose psychiatry.”

The Royal College of Psychiatrists created the league table for the first time this year to encourage medical schools in England to take steps to boost their contribution to creating psychiatrists of the future.