The School of Psychiatry is committed to ensuring that Wales offers a high quality, curriculum driven, sustainable training programme with the aim of producing psychiatrists of the highest calibre who will deliver the best possible care for their patients.

The Interim Head of School is Dr Paul Emmerson and he is supported by the Specialty Training Committee.

Psychiatrists enjoy a combination of intellectual challenge and the opportunity to really understand the 'whole patient'. With opportunities to pursue interests in areas such as child, adult, old age psychiatry and supporting learning disability or rehabilitation, this specialty offers diversity of practice across a broad range of clinical and community settings.

Trainees in Wales benefit from exceptionally supportive peer and professional relationships and high standards of teamwork.

Trainees who start their first post of core psychiatry training in August 2018 and February 2019 will be eligible to receive reimbursement for the costs of the first sitting of the MRCPsych membership examinations. The relevant FAQ documents and claim forms are available in Welsh and English on the TrainWorkLive page.

3 trainees from the School of Psychiatry were named as winners at the 2017 Wales Deanery BEST Trainee Awards:

Outstanding contribution outside of the training programme (i.e.. charity) - Dr Kathryn Speedy, CT3 

Outstanding contribution to leadership - Dr Sarah Fitch, CT3 

Research project - Dr Mat Hoskins, ST6 General Psychiatry

What to do next

For further information contact us to organise a visit or an informal chat.

Please also see our vacancies page.



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