Survey on Medical Students: Drugs and Mental Health

UCL REC Project ID: 14309/007 

We invite all UK medical students to complete a short online and anonymous survey aiming to investigate the following:  

  • Medical students’ knowledge and perceptions of commonly used “recreational” drugs (e.g. cannabis, ketamine), and how these relate to medical education.  
  • Students’ perspectives on the current and future clinical uses of these drugs, especially in the treatment of mental health conditions.  
  • Factors that influence students’ knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes towards drugs.  

This should take less than 10 minutes to complete. We hope to capture the perspectives of as many students as possible to aid in our goals of improving medical education and research into drugs and mental health. The survey will not collect any information on personal use of drugs or any other illegal activities, and we consider participants’ welfare and confidentiality are our highest priority. 

To access the survey please follow the link below, which will also provide further information about the study: … 

This study is conducted by Marco Schlosser at the UCL Division of Psychiatry and researchers at UCL Medical School, the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry and the KCL Centre for Affective and Mood Disorders. We encourage you to email us with any questions, comments, or concerns: 

Marco Schlosser, MSc: marco.schlosser@ucl.ac.uk   

Charlie Song-Smith, BSc: charlie.song-smith.19@ucl.ac.uk