Dr Tom Brown, Associate Registrar for
Recruitment Strategy aims to increase recruitment to the CT1
grade of Core Psychiatry Training, achieving a 50% increase in
applications and a 95% fill rate by the end of this 5 year
campaign. The Divisions will be the main vehicle through which the
strategy will be delivered, assisted by the Faculties and Sections,
especially the Academic Faculty.
A new Committee, Promoting Recruitment
into Psychiatry, has been set up to oversee and co-ordinate the
delivery of the strategy. The membership of this committee includes
a consultant and trainee recruitment representatives from each
Divisions. If you have any queries, please contact Charlotte Collins.
Foundation Programme Taster Templates in
The College is committed to increasing
exposure to psychiatry in the Foundation Programme. One way to
achieve this is to increase access to taster weeks in psychiatry.
Each Faculty and Section has produced a
template for foundation doctors in its specialty. We would like
to ask consultant psychiatrists around the UK to consider setting
up and offering a taster week in psychiatry, using the appropriate
template for this purpose. If you are interested, you can liaise
with your local Foundation School and Training Programme
New Booklet Published on a
Career in Psychiatry
A new booklet about a career in psychiatry has
Make a difference. Improve lives: A career in psychiatry.
If you would like copies, please email Charlotte Collins.
Student Associateship for
Medical Students and Foundation Doctors
There are approximately 2500 medical students
and 350 foundation doctors registered as College Student
Associates. It is free for medical students and foundation doctors
to join as a Student Associate member, and it offers many fantastic
benefits. These include free electronic subscription to The
Psychiatrist, British Journal of Psychiatry and
Advances in Psychiatric Treatment. Please encourage
medical students and foundation doctors to register as a Student
Associate and become involved in this great initiative.
Tell us about recruitment
initiatives in your region
We would love to hear from you about any
initiatives that you know of or that you are involved with locally
to do with promoting recruitment into psychiatry, such as
psychiatry summer schools or supporting medical school psychiatry
society events. Please email Charlotte Collins with