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

What next?

Now you know what psychiatry is and why you want to choose a career as a psychiatrist, use the sections below to find out about what else you can do to find out more and help you prepare for your future career in psychiatry.


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If you are a medical student or foundation doctor, become a Student Associate or Foundation Doctor Associate to receive great benefits including:

  • online access to BJPsych and our other journals

  • discounted entry to the biggest psychiatry conference in the UK, our International Congress

  • discounts on our publications and our eLearning resource CPD Online

  • a regular newsletter to keep you in touch with the College and psychiatrists.

If you’re still at school or college, you can still sign up to receive regular information about a career in psychiatry, and opportunities to learn more.


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I’m an F2 doctor ready to apply to be a trainee psychiatrist

The applicants’ guide and online application form are on the North West Postgraduate Medical Deanery’s website.



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