Queen Mary Professor running for Royal College of Psychiatrists Presidency
The Head of Queen Mary's Centre for Psychiatry, Professor Kam Bhui, is one of three candidates for the presidency of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Professor Bhui, who is Deputy Director of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, says he is eager to promote the importance of knowledge-led psychiatry in practice, and encourage young people at school and medical and other graduates to enter the profession.
“We are facing a severe shortage of psychiatrists. I believe that having a Royal College president with strong roots in a leading university medical school can help to address that. Psychiatry has given me a marvellous career. It is the most intellectually stimulating and personally satisfying profession, with so many incredible scientific advances to benefit patients. Psychiatrists work with the emotions, the mind, the body, the social and cultural world and the environment. I urge medical students at Queen Mary and beyond to be inspired and get more experience in psychiatry.”
Voting opens on 11 December with all members, fellows and specialist associates eligible to vote. The result will be announced in January 2020. You can find information on the election here.
For information on Professor Bhui’s campaign priorities and ideas visit this page.
You can find more information on the Choose Psychiatry recruitment campaign here.