The 2016 application for the intake of January 2017
is now closed.
The deadline for applications was Sunday 23 October. We can no
longer accept any applications.
Do come back and apply next year for joining the Pathfinder
Fellowships in January 2018. Find our more about the current
Pathfinder profiles and blogs.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is
in the fifth year of offering Pathfinder
Fellowships, which provides a unique and exciting
opportunity for medical students in their penultimate year of study
who are interested in pursuing a career in
psychiatry. We are delighted to announce that the
Fellowship Award has expanded to offer 20 places. We
are seeking the next generation of psychiatrists to lead the
profession into the future.
The Pathfinder Fellowship award
is worth up to £5000 over 3 years and includes
the following fantastic benefits:
FUNDING 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, special study
module (SSM) or a student selected component (SSC) in
psychiatry, this can be UK or overseas.
MENTORING - you will be assigned a mentor to
give you advice and support during the 3 years you are a Pathfinder
INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS - you will be
given free registration to attend International Congress
of the Royal College of Psychiatrists each year over
the 3 years. Includes a formal dinner with Academic Faculty,
College Officers and an opportunity to present to this
international audience. A contribution towards accommodation and
travel will be given.
COLLEGE EVENTS -
you will be invited to the Royal College of Psychiatrists for
special events to meet the College
Officers and Members. Upon joining the Fellowship you
will be invited to your Inaugural Dinner with the
President and College Dean. Opportunity to contribute
at the Psychiatry
Trainee Committee (PTC) meeting, and hear about the future
role of psychiatrists.
TRAINING MODULES - you will be given free access
to the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Trainees Online (TrOn). This
online training resource has been developed to support
trainee psychiatrists preparing for the MRCPsych
ACCESS TO COLLEGE JOURNALS - you will be
able to access the Royal College of Psychiatrists' journals:
The British Journal of Psychiatry; BJPsych Advances; and
- PSYCHIATRY SEMINARS
- you can attend other Psychiatry relevant seminars
and events, including priority invitations to academic
SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILE - your Pathfinder profile
will appear on our website. The Facebook
Student Associate page and twitter feed for Student Associates
@RCPsychStuAssoc allows you to share experiences and will
connect you to other Pathfinder Fellows #PathfinderFellowship
In order to be eligible to apply to become a Pathfinder Fellow,
you must be a medical student in your penultimate year of
study (i.e. 3rd year of a 4 year undergraduate medical degree, 4th
year of a 5 year undergraduate medical degree) and be able to
demonstrate your commitment and interest in psychiatry.
Applications have now closed.
If you have any queries please email: email@example.com
Updated November 2016