Type of Entry: Training
Name: Dr. SAMS (Suicide Awareness in Medical Students)
Date added: 15 September 2020
Delivery type: Online
Owned by: Olly's Future
Cost: No
Target audience: University students (age 18+)

Core Elements

Dr. SAMS (Suicide Awareness in Medical Students) is being rolled out at Brighton and Sussex Medical School to all first-year medical students.

Dr. SAMS equips medical students with essential skills to help patients, prevent future burnout and therefore reduce suicides in qualified doctors.

The sessions offered to students includes:

For more information visit the Dr. SAMS webpage.

Supporting Rationale

The aim of Dr. SAMS is for the doctors of tomorrow to take better care of themselves so that they will take better care of their patients. 

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  • This programme has been funded by the British Medical Association as a pilot

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Additional Information

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The aim of the ZSA Resources is to introduce users to a range of existing and new resources with a connection to supporting people with their mental health, bring awareness to and help prevent incidences of suicide.  The ZSA do not endorse individual resources but instead aim to present standardised information to enable the user to make an informed decision over its use.

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Content last updated: 20/10/2022.