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RCPsych NI Trainees




Dr Gerry Lynch and our new members - May 2017 - Ulster Reform Club

Psychiatric Trainees Committee in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has 3 representatives on the central college PTC.  The PTC reps also represent  trainees locally on the NI Executive Committee.  In Northern Ireland we have Core (CT1-3) and Senior (ST4-6)Trainee Committees.  Joint meeting take place on 6-8 weekly basis and are attended by both Core and Senior Trainees.  All trainees are encouraged to attend meetings and are welcome to attend Faculty meetings.

PTC Rep and Chair of Senior Trainees Committee in NI - Dr Margaret Kelly

PTC Rep and Co-Chair of Senior Trainees Committee in NI - Dr Graeme Young

PTC Rep and Chair of Core Trainees Committee in NI - Dr Colin Gorman

NI Trainees Committee Meeting Dates 

Information for Trainees


EFPT Exchange Programme

The European Psychiatric Exchange Programme aims to promote an intercultural professional exchange and cooperation among psychiatric trainees across Europe, with a focus on individual experience.

EFPT is able to offer observer placements (2-6 weeks) in 11 host countries. 


Psychiatry Work Experience

Sophia Turner - Psychiatry Work Experience Podcast

Sophia Turner is a sixth form student from Belfast. She is keen to pursue a career in medicine, specifically psychiatry. As part of her work experience, Sophia worked in a Children’s Learning Disability In-Patient Unit.  You can listen to a podcast of Sophia's experience


Further information on a career in psychiatry

RCPsych - A Career in Psychiatry

NIMDTA (Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency)

Queens University Belfast - School of Psychiatry



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