International Diploma

As part of the RCPsych International Strategy, the College are developing qualifications in sub-specialty areas of psychiatry to support ongoing training in countries where psychiatry is focused on working age adults. 

The development of graduate diplomas in subspecialties will give psychiatrists and other medical practitioners the knowledge and skills to build on their existing training to provide more specialist care to patients. 

The diploma will be a blended course which will include webinars, case-based scenarios and peer group discussions with fellow learners. Students will be supported throughout their studies by a committed team of internationally recognised educational experts and will receive both formative and summative feedback along the course of the programme.

The diplomas will be designed for psychiatrists who have completed, or are close to completing, their postgraduate training, and for other doctors who have an interest in the care of relevant patient groups who wish to develop or improve their understanding of the theory and practice of patient care. 

The Royal College of Psychiatrists' first International Diploma will focus on older adults' mental health with a plan to expand into different subspecialty areas in the future. We hope to open registrations for the first cohort by the end of 2023.

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