Teaching in Paris December 2017

Paris in the Snow
Paris in the Snow

I have been to told that it is unusual for there to be snow in Paris. Well, there was on our visit.

I was fortunate to visit  L’Université Paris Descartes again with my colleague Dr Flavia Leslie, Consultant Psychiatrist.


Our teaching consisted of set-piece lectures, seminars and small group teaching sessions. It lifts the spirits to come across such able and enthusiastic students.

Philippe Persiaux and Dr Andrew Macaulay
Philippe Persiaux and myself

I have great admiration for Philippe Persiaux and Martine Chauffeté-Manillie from the Enseignant d’anglais.

As a result of their efforts most of the students are fluent in English, a critical asset in the increasingly international field that medicine has become.

The are to be congratulated on their achievements.


St Anne Hospital, Paris
Sainte Anne Hospital, Paris

We did have a quick visit to the Sainte Anne Psychiatric Hospital in Paris. Many of the students spend some time there, but in fact some students miss out on Psychiatric training completely, apart from the one week with Dr Leslie and myself. We are encouraging the medical school to offer more in the way of psychiatry!

I hope we will get invited back. Paris in the Springtime sounds good.