What can I do?
Are you a trainee interested in Promoting Recruitment into
Medical Student and Foundation Associate Engagement
Ambassador voluntary role
The Promoting Recruitment into Psychiatry Committee (PRIP) is
inviting applications for a trainee member of the College to become
an ambassador for the recruitment initiatives in a voluntary
capacity. Please see the Job Description for
To apply for the role,
please complete the application form and
return it to email@example.com Please use
the subject line PRIP Engagement Role Application.
The deadline for applications has been extended and is now
3 April 2016, interviews will be held on 27 April 2016.
Are you a trainee or consultant interested in Promoting
Recruitment into Psychiatry?
Here are 10 ways that you can contribute
It has always been my view that every single member of the
College needs to take responsibility for recruitment. We need to
regard every contact we have with school students, medical students
and young doctors as important. In each such contact we are in
effect an “advert for psychiatry” either for good or for ill.
Specifically, consider doing one or even all of the following:
1. Make yourself
aware of the Student Associate grade and
promote it amongst your students.
2. Support your
local Psychiatry Society - offer to
speak or help them find speakers.
supporting your PTC reps to start a Buddy Scheme in your area if
none exist. The PTC has guidance on the setting up and running of
buddy schemes and will be able to identify trainees happy to take
providing workplace based experience for school students. The
College position statement on providing work experience placements
can be found on the
running a Psychiatry Student Selected Module.
6. Support the
development of Summer and Autumn
an Autumn School best practice model from the South West
7. Be a
Foundation trainer or even provide a Taster.
Foundation doctors to continue to engage with the College and
promote the forthcoming FD membership grade and Foundation webpages.
9. Remember that
“every moment counts” in nurturing future psychiatrists, whether
they are school students, medical students or Foundation
As ever we welcome input and suggestions from
the membership on what we can do differently. Please feel free to
Dr Tom Brown
Associate Registrar (Recruitment into
Dr Tom Brown’s full report to Council can be