Supporting you as a trainee or medical student

We are a busy and dynamic faculty made up of all grades of psychiatrist and our Executive is passionate about training and engaging with its trainee members and medical students.

You're the future of old age psychiatry, so we’ve put together some opportunities and useful information help you.

Find out more about what it takes to be an old age psychiatrist.

See more information in our leaflet.

As part of our focus on recruitment we had a piece in Student BMJ on Old Age Psychiatry, April 2017.

Q: Do I need to work in both General Adult and Old Age settings to meet the requirements of the 2017 liaison curriculum?

A: No. The curriculum applies to both General and Old Age Psychiatry trainees, but the emphasis is different.

A trainee may mostly see patients under the age of 65 but is expected to have some knowledge of old-age conditions such as dementia and delirium.

Q: Do Liaison supervisors have to have Liaison endorsements?

A: No. Clinical and education supervisors for Liaison psychiatry placements don’t have to have an endorsement. The local head of school decides whether they have the skills needed, but a supervisor without an endorsement should be in a Liaison post for a year before supervising higher trainees in Liaison placement. 

Title: Improving Psychiatric Care for Older People

Author: Claire Hilton

ISBN: 9783319548135

Summary: A comprehensive account of Barbara Robb and her campaign - Aid for the Elderly in Government Institutions (AEGIS).

TitleMarjorie Prime

Director: Michael Almereyda

Distributor: FilmRise 2017

Synopsis: Marjorie Prime is a provocative film on themes of ageing, loss and mortality. A service that provides holographic recreations of deceased loved ones allows a woman to come face-to-face with the younger version of her late husband.

We've produced videos and interviews with some of our trainees to share their experiences and insights.

Explore our interviews and videos

Our higher trainee group (ST4-6) provides a forum for discussion of issues related to higher training, work and research. It feeds into the special advisory committee and executive committees.

The group meets at the breakfast meeting of our annual residential meeting.

To join the group and contribute your ideas, contact Higher Trainee Group Representatives Manraj Bhamra or Orima Kamalu.

You can also stay in touch via Twitter and our Facebook Group.

Chaired by Dr Alex Bailey, the committee is responsible for advising us on issues relating to training - from local issues - to making recommendations to the GMC on the curriculum

Our goal is to improve your lives as trainee psychiatrists and we want to involve you as much as possible.

If you'd like to get involved with the committee, or have any questions (as a trainee or supervisor), please email Alex Bailey.

We especially want to find out where training is going well, and hear about innovations or excellent teaching programmes you’ve discovered.

See more in the College's our training section, where you'll find information on curricula, exams, CPD and more.
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