I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce
myself and the Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC). The PTC
representatives are elected by you and we maintain these web pages,
which will hopefully be a useful source of information for you when
it comes to issues that affect your training.
The last few years have been a period of great
change and uncertainty within postgraduate medical education, and
further developments continue to be made. We are fortunate in that
trainees are represented at all levels within the College and as
such we can ensure our views are heard when it comes to these
Please do communicate with your local PTC
representatives about any training issues, and please also feel
free to contact the PTC officers.
Structure and Aims of the
The Committee has divided itself in to five
groups to better address the issues that matter to trainees:
1. The Welfare group looks at all
aspects of trainee wellbeing, including how support systems can be
developed to give people a better experience of training.
2. The Exams group seeks to ensure that
the MRCPsych exams are fair and high quality. It is also
working to canvas the views of psychiatrists about a possible exit
3. The Recruitment group looks at ways
to encourage medical students and Foundation doctors to consider a
career in psychiatry.
4. The Training and Evidence group
focuses on understanding the educational impact of recent changes
to services and considering ways that training could be
5. The Communications group’s role
is to engage with trainees and ensure that information is shared
Please feel free to contact us regarding any
training issues and consider standing as a representative