Training in Wales

As a trainee psychiatrist in Wales you'll get to work in cutting-edge facilities, learn from experts and take part in world-leading research. All this in a friendly and supportive environment, where professionals value trainees and are committed to their development.

You can choose to train in South, West and North Wales, where you can find vibrant cities, stunning coastline or sweeping mountain ranges on your doorstep. Wherever you are based, you will experience the strong sense of community that makes Wales such a rewarding place to train, work and live.


In Wales, Trainees who start their first post of core psychiatry training in August 2018 and February 2019 will be eligible to receive reimbursement for the costs of the first sitting of the MRCPsych membership examinations.

The incentive is funded by the Welsh Government, further related information is provided.

Psychiatry Stories

Find out what it’s really like to work for the NHS in Wales from the Psychiatrists and Trainee Psychiatrists who already do. 


Health Education and Improvement Wales

Head of School of Psychiatry Paul Emmerson; Interim Deputy Postgraduate Dean, Dr Ian Collings and Drs Sarah Bennett and Haitham Barkouk discuss their positive experiences of training in Wales as part of a recent psychiatry training forum.



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