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- Free Interactive learning for RCPsych trainees
What is Trainees Online?
Trainees Online (TrOn) is the new online
learning resource for trainees, produced by the Royal College of
Psychiatrists. It provides interactive learning modules, to support
trainee psychiatrists in preparing for the MRCPsych exams.
All modules are peer-reviewed by experts, are checked by the
College’s Examinations Panel for relevance to the MRCPsych syllabus
and are supported by the College’s Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee
Module topics are drawn from the basic
sciences of the MRCPsych curriculum. Each one will take around 1-1½
hours to complete and it is intended that, in conjunction with the
specific ‘Key Reading’ list, an examination-level understanding of
a given topic can be expected. In time, around 70 learning modules
will be built.
All modules also include: an introduction, a key reading list,
personalised notebook tool, a selection of test questions, section
summaries, take-home notes, plus author and reviewer
Trainees Online is useful for...
The Trainees Online site can involve and
benefit those at all stages of their career:
- Core (pre-membership) psychiatric
trainees - Learning in preparation for taking the MRCPsych
- Higher (post-membership) psychiatric
trainees - Revision materials, plus an opportunity to
author teaching materials for the College.
- Educators - Access to high
quality learning materials that support the delivery of
postgraduate psychiatry teaching.
- All College members have free access to the
site (all categories, including affiliates).
How do I access Trainees Online?
All College members (all categories including: PMPTs,
Affiliates, Special Associates, Members, Fellows and International
Associates) can gain free access to Trainees Online - your user
name and password will automatically be the same as for the College
website's secure members' area. (Student Associates who are
interested in using TrOn should email: email@example.com)
What do YOU get from Trainees Online?
- A free teaching resource to aid your learning
and revision for the MRCPsych exams.
- eLearning to fit around your timetable at
work, at home, or on the go.
- Use of a credible online study resource to
record in your ARCP portfolio.
- A more interesting learning experience with
dynamic diagrams and responsive illustrations.
- 'My TrOn' tracks your progress so you can
return to unfinished modules later on.
- Measure your understanding with interactive
activities and tests.
- Signposts for further study with references
and links to other related journal articles.
Quotes from the Advisory Board
“These modules are what I needed when I did my exams, plus I
would have considered including usage of Trainees Online on my ARCP
- Dr Genevieve Holt (TrOn Trainee
ST5 psychiatrist, Clinical Fellow in
Quality Improvement at East London NHS Foundation Trust.
“Trainees Online is explicitly based upon a proven model, the
College’s CPD Online site. We hope you will enjoy using Trainees
Online to aid your development as professionals, and that it will
support your success in the membership examinations.”
- Dr Stuart Leask (TrOn Editor)
Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the
Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham and Editor of CPD
“The problem for trainees is that although there is a syllabus
for the exam they are not always sure in what depth subjects need
to be understood. The idea is that completion of a module,
including any extra reading recommended, will give the trainee
sufficient knowledge to pass the exam.”
- Dr Wendy Burn
Consultant Old Age
Psychiatrist and Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists