UCL Medical School


Mixed-methods exploration of medical students’ mental health

11 October 2022, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

UCL Main Quad

Medical students have higher rates of mental health issues than non-medical students. There are lots of surveys of the prevalence of mental health issues in medical students, but they often concentrate on common conditions such as anxiety and depression, but how common are other issues such as eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder?

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Asta Medisauskaite

We wanted to answer this question, and explore what factors at medical school might cause the high rates of mental health issues in medical students. To do this we carried out three research studies, collecting both qualitative and quantitative data (i.e., mixed methods) in nine medical schools across the UK.

This seminar will provide an overview of the three research studies. By the end of the seminar, you will have an understanding of the prevalence of different mental health issues in medical students and the factors in the medical school environment that can lead to or exacerbate these issues.