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Core Trainee.


What Can You Expect?

Core Training in Psychiatry exposes Trainees to a comprehensive range of clinical experiences over a three year rotational programme.  This enables Trainees to gain competence in the assessment and basic management of Psychiatric conditions across the age range, in a range of settings and with different levels of complexity.  As the Trainee progresses, they develop their skills in team working, managing complexity and in the evaluation of their own work and that of their teams.

Developing teaching skills and beginning to understand theoretical and practical aspects of leadership and management form further important learning objectives.  Developing sophisticated communication skills and psychological mindedness is integrated into the curriculum delivery with all Trainees learning basic psychological and psychotherapeutic approaches to clinical management and participating in reflective case based discussion groups.  Protected time is provided for teaching and Clinical and Educational Supervision is supportive, thorough and useful.  All Trainees receive an hour a week supervision from their Consultant Clinical Supervisor and a day or half-day release teaching programme.  

Successful completion of the Training programme and the Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists examination enables a Trainee to apply for Higher Training.

Academic Training is available enabling those doctors with a strong interest in research to pursue a career leading to senior positions in academic medicine whilst also obtaining post graduate certification in the Speciality.


"I feel so supported, well nurtured and am having the time of my life."

Dr Ogba Onwuchekwa, CT3
North and East Yorkshire

"I have enjoyed working with a friendly, supportive and clinially excellent team of Consultants who attempt to get to know you as an individual and listen to your feedback."

Dr Sarah Jones, CT2
North and East Yorkshire

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