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Useful Links

This area has some internal and external links which may be useful or interesting to trainees. There are some good exam sites as well as sites about careers and training programs.


Note: External sites are not in any way approved or recommended by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


Medical / Psychiatry  Websites is a large, active UK medical network.  It provides a number of on-line resources including sections on education, CPD modules, and an active forum discussion board including a specific forum for psychiatric trainees.
The BMA is the doctors' professional organisation established to look after the personal and professional needs of its members.
This website is for all professionals working in mental health and outlines current news issues in psychiatry, advertises jobs, courses and conferences, and details opinions and research in psychiatry.  There is also a discussion forum open to all mental health professionals.


Doc2Doc is an online forum for doctors run by the BMJ group. It includes blogs from experts and forums discussing the latest journal articles. It includes a closed psychiatry forum, only accessible to people with a GMC number. You do not have to be a BMA member to access Doc2Doc.

'Art of Psychiatry' is a blog written by psychiatrist and arts enthusiast Dr Stephen Ginn, looking into the latest music, art and film and how they relate to working in psychiatry.

'Frontier Psychiatrist' is a blog written by psychiatrist Dr Stephen Ginn, about anything and everything that in on his mind!


There are also a number of external websites that are useful in preparing for MRCPsych exams:
This website is a detailed online resource for doctors studying for the MRCPsych examinations and includes revision tips, past questions, book reviews, details about revision courses and an active discussion forum.
This website provides a number of resources for MRCPsych candidates including past questions and revision notes.  

International Psychiatry

The Volunteer Programme for Senior Psychiatrists and Specialist Registrars offers an opportunity to establish out of programme placements for Specialist Registrars in their second or third year of training who will be eligible for an overseas placement approved towards a CCT for up to one year of higher training.
The European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees aims to represent in one body the views of all psychiatric trainees and to provide a forum in which to learn about the diversity and richness of the current training of psychiatrists Europe.
WPA Young Psychiatrists Network constitutes an assembly of all young psychiatrists within the umbrella of WPA. Its components include the WPA Young Psychiatrists Council (YPC) (composed of the young psychiatrists officially representing WPA Member Societies), all Fellows from current and past WPA Congresses, the members of the WPA Educational Liaison Networks of Young Psychiatrists and Psychiatrists in Training, and all young psychiatrist members of WPA Member Societies.

Women in Psychiatry



Are you a medical student or doctor considering a career in psychiatry? Please visit our student associate website. There is also further information on medical careers at:


This page details information about College journals, Gaskell books, College reports and factsheets and leaflets. 



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