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SO…YOU WANT TO BE A PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Benjamin Perry

ACF Psychiatry

ST1, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust

Honorary Research Fellow, University of WarwickSlide2

Why Psychiatry?

Really

help people

Fight stigmaNo two days, nay two patients are the sameThe most progressive specialty Multitude of sub-specialtiesGroundbreaking researchIncreasing government attention & fundingWork-life balanceSlide3

“Psychiatry

is as complex and challenging as human nature and has an unrivalled capacity to create novel and sometimes inspiring situations, ranging from sad to funny and despairing to hopeful.

As your training progresses, you are privileged to note that the human condition applies to us all and you learn how to listen and communicate effectively, contain your own and other’s anxiety and develop the ability to think on your feet.”Slide4

An Overview…

Medical School

Elective

Core Psychiatry Training

Foundation Program

Academic Foundation Program

Academic Clinical Fellowship

Academic Clinical Lectureship

Specialist Psychiatry Training

Consultant Psychiatrist

PhD

4-6 years

2 years

3 years

3 yearsSlide5

An Overview…

Medical School

Elective

Core Psychiatry Training

Foundation Program

Academic Foundation Program

Academic Clinical Fellowship

Academic Clinical Lectureship

Specialist Psychiatry Training

Consultant Psychiatrist

PhDSlide6

An Overview…

Medical School

Elective

Core Psychiatry Training

Foundation Program

Academic Foundation Program

Academic Clinical Fellowship

Academic Clinical Lectureship

Specialist Psychiatry Training

Consultant Psychiatrist

PhDSlide7

An Overview…

Medical School

Elective

Core Psychiatry Training

Foundation Program

Academic Foundation Program

Academic Clinical Fellowship

Academic Clinical Lectureship

Specialist Psychiatry Training

Consultant Psychiatrist

PhDSlide8

An Overview…

Medical School

Elective

Core Psychiatry Training

Foundation Program

Academic Foundation Program

Academic Clinical Fellowship

Academic Clinical Lectureship

Specialist Psychiatry Training

Consultant Psychiatrist

PhDSlide9

What I’ll cover today…

Medical School

Elective

Core Psychiatry Training

Foundation Program

Academic Foundation Program

Academic Clinical Fellowship

Academic Clinical Lectureship

Specialist Psychiatry Training

Consultant Psychiatrist

PhDSlide10

What I’ll cover today

Medical School

Elective

Core Psychiatry Training

Foundation Program

Academic Foundation Program

Academic Clinical Fellowship

Academic Clinical Lectureship

Specialist Psychiatry Training

Consultant Psychiatrist

PhDSlide11

What I’ll cover today

Medical School

Elective

Core Psychiatry Training

Foundation Program

Academic Foundation Program

Academic Clinical Fellowship

Academic Clinical Lectureship

Specialist Psychiatry Training

Consultant Psychiatrist

PhDSlide12

Medical School

Enjoy yourself – get out, have experiences

Join a club or society

Committee positions look great, but not essentialPsychiatry Society!Royal College of Psychiatrists Student AssociateshipPrizes, bursaries, eventsClinical attachmentTalk to people doing the job – can you see yourself in the role?Self Selected Components

Intercalated BSc

VolunteerSlide13

Elective

4-6 week period to travel and experience a different healthcare system

See and experience the world

Document it – photos, blog, diaryPsychiatry is a bonus, not a necessityMany funding options – ask uniRCPsych Pathfinder FellowshipSlide14

Royal College Pathfinder Fellowship

Worth

 up to £5000 over 3

yearsFor penultimate-year medical studentsMENTORING - you will be assigned a mentor to give you advice and support during the 3 years you are a Pathfinder FellowFUNDING FOR AN ELECTIVE/RESEARCH/SSC IN PSYCHIATRY - you will be given funding (maximum £1500) as a contribution towards the cost of a research project, elective placement, or a student selected component in psychiatry in the UK or overseasINTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

 - you will be given free registration and a contribution towards accommodation and travel to attend the International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists each year over the 3

years

OTHER EVENTS

 - you will be invited to the Royal College of Psychiatrists for special events to meet senior College Officers and

Members

JOURNAL

SUBSCRIPTIONS

 - you will be given free print copies of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' journals: The British Journal of Psychiatry; Advances in Psychiatric Treatment; and The PsychiatristSlide15

Foundation Program / AFP

Medical School

Elective

Core Psychiatry Training

Foundation Program

Academic Foundation Program

Academic Clinical Fellowship

Academic Clinical Lectureship

Specialist Psychiatry Training

Consultant Psychiatrist

PhDSlide16

Foundation Program / AFP

2 years

FP1 – 1 general medicine, 1 general surgery, other

FP2 – More variedLinked / unlinkedThink about competitiveness – what’s important – posts or location? AFP – dedicated time & funding for teaching, researchWill have a separate interviewAims to maximize chances of progressing to ACFAfterward – training? Year out?Slide17

Core Psychiatry Training

National competitive process

Online application and formal interviewSlide18

Core Psychiatry Application Form

“Person specification”

Essential & desirable criteria

QualificationsClinical SkillsCommunication SkillsAuditResearchTeachingCommitment to specialtySlide19

After that…

3 exams –

MRCPsych

Taken during Core Psychiatry Training2 x written exams (Paper A & Paper B)1 x clinical (CASC)Entitles you to become a member of the royal collegePut MRCPsych after your name!Enables entrance onto the specialist registerComplete specialist trainingGet CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training)Slide20

That’s it!

Easy?Slide21

That’s it!

(no)Slide22

For further help..

Psychiatry Society

Royal College of Psychiatry website

Student associateshipTalks, conferences, bursaries, pathfinder fellowshipSpeak to people – consultants, trainees, nurses, patientsSlide23

Summary

Most importantly, don’t worry if you aren’t sure!

Ensure a good work-life balance

Enjoy your time at medical schoolBoth of these things will count in your favour – whatever specialty you choosePsychiatry is the best specialtyRewarding, exciting, ground-breaking, caring, progressiveThere are many routes to followSlide24

Thankyou.

Questions? Slide25

Contact

Benjamin.perry@covwarkpt.nhs.uk

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