The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) WPA Working Group (WG) on Medical Students has been tasked with the following:
To identify various areas of promoting psychiatry as a career among medical students and develop recommendations for WPA’s involvement in research, education and service development relevant to medical students.
To identify organizations, centres and individuals interested and willing to participate in and promote WPA’s action plan in promoting psychiatry among medical students.
To liaise with other WPA Action Plan Working Groups with a view to ensure that the action plan regarding medical students is considered in the work of this group.
To support medical students around the world.
Working Group Leadership Team
Chair - Professor Muhammad Waqar Azeem
MD, DFAACAP, DFAPA
Chair and Professor, Department of Psychiatry Sidra Medicine/Weill Cornell Medical College
Read Professor Muhammad Waqar Azeem's biography here.
Co-Chair - Professor Howard Liu
Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Read Professor Howard Liu's biography here.
Professor Dr Nazish Imran
MBBS, FRCPsych (London), MRCPsych (London), MHPE
Professor, Department of Child and Family Psychiatry, King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
Read Professor Dr Nazish Imran's biography here.
Dr. Khalid Bazaid
Director, Undergraduate Education Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Outpatient Youth Psychiatry Program, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa
Read Dr Khalid Bazaid's biography here.
Professor Mohan Isaac
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, University of Western Australia Medical School
Consultant Psychiatrist, Fremantle Hospital, Perth, Australia
Read Professor Mohan Issac's biography here.
Professor P.K. Dalal
Former Head of the Department of Psychiatry,
King George’s Medical University and
Consultant Psychiatrist, Gandhi Memorial and Associated Hospitals, Lucknow, India
Read Professor P.K. Dalal's biography here.
Working Group activities and news
The below highlights some of the recent activities the Working Group on Medical Student has been doing this triennium: