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

Trainee Registration

Who it is for?

The Trainee Registration is for qualified medical practitioners who are on a CT1-3, ST1-3, LAT or FTSTA Psychiatry rotation and intend to train for the MRCPsych (Membership) Examination.



  • Includes fees for Portfolio Online

  • College publications – free monthly online copies of the British Journal of Psychiatry, the Psychiatrist, and Evidence-Based Mental Health. Free online access to the Advances in Psychiatric Treatment from January 2012.

  • Minimum of 50% discount at most College Faculty and Section meetings and at the College Annual Meeting, which is an international conference offering over 50 academic sessions, 30 workshops, 12 institutes

  • Includes fees for recommendations to the GMC for CCT/CESR CP.

  • Annual dedicated meeting for New Trainees

  • Dedicated Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee webpages and discussion groups

  • Copy of New Guide to Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry
  • Recommended reading list for trainees

  • Information on flexible training

  • 10% discount Council reports and RCPsych Publications books and products

  • Local Division membership

  • Affiliation to Specialist Faculties/Sections (non-voting capacity)

  • Access to regional advisor and guidance on regional issues

  • Opportunity to join Special Interest Groups. Please click here for more information on the Special Interest groups within the college

  • Opportunity to contribute to College policy

  • Opportunity to contribute to the work of the College - advertisements for volunteers appear in the Psychiatrist

  • Reduced rates for selected courses run by the College's Centre for Advanced Learning & Conferences (CALC). Please click here for more information

  • Library services including open access computer and internet service, electronic catalogue, policy index, electronic databases; four literature searches per year by library staff, 50 pages free photocopying from library journals each year

  • 50% reduction for private room hire at College between 8 am and 7 pm weekdays

  • Purchase of College memorabilia

For more information contact:

Membership Data Office
Royal College of Psychiatrists
21 Prescot Street
E1 8BB


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Page last updated: 31 October 2013