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


Trainees Online (TrOn)


Trainees Online (TrOn) is the latest development from the College to support the learning needs of psychiatrists in training preparing for the MRCPsych exams. In conjunction with the Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC), it has been agreed that about 70 online learning modules, covering the Basic Sciences MRCPsych curriculum, will be created and hosted by the College. The content of these modules will be screened by the College Examinations Panels, to ensure that material meets the expectations of the relevant Membership Examinations, although it should be noted that modules will include specific ‘Further Reading’ lists, and an examination-level understanding of a given topic should only be expected in association with this further reading.


Higher Trainees may be interested in contributing to this teaching material, which will be made freely available to associates of the College studying for their examinations. Writers of modules will be paid £200 and their authorship will be prominently acknowledged – fame awaits. Interested trainees should peruse the list of modules, and contact Victoria Walker for more information at


Dr Stuart Leask

Editor of Trainees Online


Dr Howard Ryland

Chair of Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC)