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Explore our site for more information about the career
path in psychiatry and life as a psychiatrist, or use the links
below to find quick answers to your questions.
If you want to apply in Northern Ireland, visit the Northern Ireland Medical and
Dental Training Agency.
For England, the HEE specialty training
website also provides information including competition
ratios for posts,
when to apply.
There are training jobs in psychiatry available all over the UK.
You will apply for training posts in a particular region and then
have placements in different locations within that region. You can
apply for your foundation, core and higher training all in the same
region meaning that, assuming you are successful, you can settle in
one particular area of the country.
The BMA provide information on different working patterns
training less than full time.
You can undertake research alongside your clinical commitments
at any point during your career. You can also choose to undertake
formal academic psychiatry posts, for all or part of your training.
These posts (academic foundation programmes, academic clinical
fellowships and clinical lectureships) combine research with
As a trainee you can apply to take
time out of your training programme allowing you to travel.
This could be to undertake work that would count towards the
completion of your training or as a career break.
There may be times during your career that you find challenging
or stressful. There are many people and organisations who can
support you at these times:
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