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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

 

Recruitment into Psychiatry

 

 

 

The newly appointed Associate Dean for Recruitment, Dr Helen Bruce is now developing the next 5 year recruitment strategy for 2016 - 2021. Overall national recruitment into psychiatry has slightly increased in August 2016. An inspiring start to the academic year, and the college will continue to be committed to recruitment initiatives for school leavers, 6th formers, medical students, foundation doctors and core trainees. If you have any careers queries please email us at careers@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Recruitment Strategy 2011 - 2016, the aim was to increase recruitment to the CT1 grade of Core Psychiatry Training, achieving a 50% increase in applications and a 95% fill rate by the end of the 5 year campaign. The new strategy currently in the planning will highlight the aims of the next 5 years.

What Can I Do?

The potential to increase recruitment lies not just with the College but with all those working within psychiatry; every interaction we have with school students, medical students and young doctors is important.  Find out what simple things you can do to support and promote recruitment into psychiatry.

If you have any queries regarding the Recruitment Strategy, please contact Nikki Cochrane, Head of Training and Workforce Operations.

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A new RCPsych film aimed at Medical students and Foundation Doctors.

This film has been developed to promote the expansion of the Foundation Programme in Psychiatry.

Featuring trainees from a range of specialities talking through their positive experiences during their Foundation posts. Hear about what to expect, what you might learn including:- the skills, supervision and support, and advice. Presented by the Deputy National Director of the UK Foundation Programme.

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NEW: Click here to read our updated booklet: 'Make a difference. Improve lives: A career in psychiatry'. If you would like a hard copy please contact: careers@rcpsych.ac.uk
 

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