PTC Trainees' Welcome Events 2023

Thank you for joining us for our PTC Core and Specialty Trainees' Welcome Events.

Each year, we host welcome events for Core and Specialty Trainees to introduce them to the College. These events provide a chance for new trainees to gain an understanding of the College's purpose, get insight into the future of training, listen to College Officers and members, and ask any questions they may have.

Both events cover topics such as:

  • Exams
  • About the College
  • Curricula
  • eLearning
  • Committees and Special Interest Groups
  • Schemes and prizes for trainees
  • Our library resources.

You can watch our Spring 2024 welcome events back and see helpful resources below:



We’re a national community representing psychiatric trainees within the UK, here to support you throughout your training.

We believe passionately that by driving improvements in the quality of training and through supporting and valuing each other, we can improve the quality of care and the lives of people with mental illness.

Get in touch with the PTC via email:

The College is the professional medical body responsible for supporting psychiatrists throughout their careers from training through to retirement, and in setting and raising standards of psychiatry in the United Kingdom.

Find out how you can contact the College as well as see some frequently asked questions by visiting their contact us homepage.

Your guide to the exams: how to apply, prepare, and changes to exam dates.

Get in touch with the Exams team via

CPD eLearning

CPD eLearning is the online resource for mental health professionals, offering around 200 learning modules and 170+ podcasts. Currently, members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists can use CPD eLearning to complete all of their annual CPD requirements.

Our recently released content can be found in date order on the Published date tile below. Alternatively, view our top ten modules and podcasts.

To find out more about CPD eLearning please see their support page or email to 

Trainees Online (TrOn)

Trainees Online (TrOn) is the online learning resource to support trainee psychiatrists in preparing for the MRCPsych Paper A exam. Our TrOn modules have been mapped to the MRCPsych syllabus, 1-5 (inclusive).

TrOn is free to access for anyone registered with the College as a trainee – just log in with your College details (not OpenAthens) to access the modules. 

To find out more about TrOn please see their support page or email to team on

The College Library aims to support members in their practice by providing easy access to the best resources.

Library services include, access to databases and journals, book borrowing, free literature searches and document supply.

Get in touch with the College Library team via email:

Aside from the College faculties, which represent the main specialties within psychiatry, the College also has 15 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) which provide a forum for members to come together in a particular area of psychiatry.

The College 15 SIGs are:

Get in touch with the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) team via email:​ 

We’re committed to helping psychiatrists in training to reach their full potential and to enabling those who can’t or don’t want to train on a full-time basis to develop your careers while maintaining a work/life balance while training in the NHS.

You can find information about Less than Full Time Training below:

If you have any general enquires or questions about LTFT please email

The Royal College of Psychiatrists Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme aims to develop and support a new cohort of emerging medical leaders within psychiatry.

Find out more about the Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme (LMFS) below:

You can get in touch or register your interest in the Fellow Scheme for 2024/25 by contacting the LMFS team via email: 

The Psychiatrists' Support Service (PSS) is part of the College's Workforce Wellbeing Hub. The PSS provides free, rapid, high quality peer support by telephone to psychiatrists of all grades who may be experiencing personal or work-related difficulties.

The service is totally confidential and delivered by trained Peer Support Psychiatrists (College Members). To speak to the service, please call the helpline on 020 8618 4020. The service is available during office hours, Monday to Friday.

They have also created a peer support group for doctors affected by suicide. If you would like to attend, please contact them get in touch via email at

For further information visit the PSS webpages:

For general enquires, please email the team at

If you have any general enquires or questions about training please email: 

If you have any questions regarding the PTC or want to get in touch with the Committee, please email:

Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry