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    Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul
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  1. No straightforward answer to this one. PhD is a huge commitment. Some registrars do their PhD in between core and higher training, some do after becoming a consultant. There is also a group of people who did PhD before starting psychiatry training. No golden rule on timing. It really depends on your long-term career expectations. The most important determinant of the PhD is for sure the funding. You need to find a scholarship unless you can afford 50-60k per year. Academic core training (ACF) is designed to give people the opportunity to familiarise with research and expected outcome is that they would be in a position to propose PhD project. It is not the rule. You can find a PhD and do it as out of training experience (meaning that you froze your specialty training while you are doing PhD) but you need to check visa requirements. Part time PhD is rare but can be considered. There is also MD (research degree) that is equivalent to PhD in terms of grant application etc. Best wishes M
  2. Hi, If you have MRCPsych and the required IELTS score by the GMC you can register to practise in the UK: https://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/registration_applications/img_pgq_p1.asp Work eligibility is another topic. You will need to check the Home Office guidance and rules - that change very rapidly -. Please note that specialty doctor and core training in psychiatry are in the occupation shortage list, so exempt from Tier 2 certificate quotas. http://workpermit.com/immigration/united-kingdom/uk-tier-2-shortage-occupation-list#uk bw Muzaffer
  3. The exams are open to all international psychiatrists. Therefore you need to document the details of your experience in your home country. Please get in touch with the RCPsych examinations unit and they can comment on further details. http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/traininpsychiatry/examinations/contacttheexaminationsunit.aspx http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/traininpsychiatry/examinations/amieligible.aspx
  4. Dr Yasir Hameed is one of our mentors in the CAPE programme. Look forward to working with him and help IMG doctors thrive in their careers. Muzaffer
  5. Dear all, Our new attachment programme, CAPE, is now open to applications for international psychiatrists. Essentially, the CAPE (Clinical Attachment Programme for East of England) offers international (non-EU) psychiatrists an attachment programme and supports them through their visit to facilitate their transition to the UK. Applications from doctors prior to starting psychiatry would also be considered. In the 3 months attachment period (extendable to 6 months), the CAPE attendees will have the opportunity to observe clinical setting in the community, specialist, and acute services in the NHS. They will have access to local MRCPsych courses (for exam preparation) and will get professional support through mentors and peers during their stay. The goal is to support international psychiatrists into specialty training programmes in the East of England. Please visit our website for more detailed information and application forms. https://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/node/5401 You can also find us on twitter: @CAPE_EoE Deadline for first round of applications is 5th January 2018. Please contact me if you have any queries. Many thanks, Dr Muzaffer Kaser University of Cambridge / Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
  6. Dear all, Our new attachment programme, CAPE, is now open to applications for international psychiatrists. Essentially, the CAPE (Clinical Attachment Programme for East of England) offers international (non-EU) psychiatrists an attachment programme and supports them through their visit to facilitate their transition to the UK. Applications from doctors prior to starting psychiatry would also be considered. In the 3 months attachment period (extendable to 6 months), the CAPE attendees will have the opportunity to observe clinical setting in the community, specialist, and acute services in the NHS. They will have access to local MRCPsych courses (for exam preparation) and will get professional support through mentors and peers during their stay. The goal is to support international psychiatrists into specialty training programmes in the East of England. Please visit our website for more detailed information and application forms. https://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/node/5401 You can also find us on twitter: @CAPE_EoE Deadline for first round of applications is 5th January 2018. Please contact me if you have any queries. Many thanks, Dr Muzaffer Kaser University of Cambridge / Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
  7. Dear all, Our new attachment programme, CAPE, is now open to applications for international psychiatrists. Essentially, the CAPE (Clinical Attachment Programme for East of England) offers international (non-EU) psychiatrists an attachment programme and supports them through their visit to facilitate their transition to the UK. Applications from doctors prior to starting psychiatry would also be considered. In the 3 months attachment period (extendable to 6 months), the CAPE attendees will have the opportunity to observe clinical setting in the community, specialist, and acute services in the NHS. They will have access to local MRCPsych courses (for exam preparation) and will get professional support through mentors and peers during their stay. The goal is to support international psychiatrists into specialty training programmes in the East of England. Please visit our website for more detailed information and application forms. https://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/node/5401 You can also find us on twitter: @CAPE_EoE Deadline for first round of applications is 5th January 2018. Please contact me if you have any queries. Many thanks, Dr Muzaffer Kaser University of Cambridge / Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
  8. There are some odd regulations by GMC on the distinction between CCT and CESR. My understanding is that CCT is reserved for people who start and complete training in the UK. Please see below: http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/traininpsychiatry/corespecialtytraining/cesr/internationaleuropeandoctors.aspx
  9. Gmc

    Yes, they are. I am one of them. The GMC guidance is clear: http://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/registration_applications/acceptable_postgraduate_qualifications.asp Let me know if you have further questions. Bw M
  10. I can speak for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust. Cambridge is a great place to live. If you do placements in Peterborough, commute is 50 minutes driving with minimal traffic. My experience is positive although I cannot speak for all trainees. The Junior Doctor Committee meetings are vibrant. Plenty of research opportunities due to links with University of Cambridge. The current on-call rota is 1:15 24 hours partial shift. It is mainly to give advice to core trainees and help with MHA assessments. The shift has mandatory rest after 4 am and the next day after on-call is rest-day. When there is no core trainee you need to cover the CT role. This happened 2-3 times over 6 months (2 due to sickness and one due to rota gap). Current banding is 40% but if you are going to be subject to the new contract pay structure I cannot comment on that. message me if you would like to discuss further.
  11. Please follow the requirements set out in Core Psychiatry Curriculum. http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/Core_Psychiatry_Curriculum_August_2016.pdf Your psychotherapy supervisors will need to fill in a SAPE form for you based on the psychotherapy experience. http://www.wessexdeanery.nhs.uk/pdf/Psychotherapy SAPE 11.2013.pdf For the portfolio, try to provide reference letters based on your previous training/work including psychotherapy. Best wishes M
  12. National Recruitment will provide all the relevant information regarding the application process
  13. In our trust (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough), some CAMHS doctors opt in for the Registrar rota (covering whole county as the second on-call, non-resident). The banding is 40% for the 24 hours partial shift. regards M
  14. I am an overseas trained psychiatrist now doing higher training in general adult after obtaining MRCPsych. Have you got your GMC registration? After obtaining your GMC - you are eligible to apply as you hold MRCPsych - I would recommend you to contact National Recruitment. https://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/national_ST4_Psychiatry_Recruitment You might consider doing some locum jobs while in the process of application. I was doing a research degree and ad hoc locums that I did really helped with my portfolio. We desperately need higher trainees. It is highly likely that you get a general adult or old age job if you pass the interview. Best wishes M
  15. It depends on the area but 2 per day does not sound feasible unless you do out of hours. I have done quite a bit of MHA assessments when doing my full-time research degree, and I was pretty flexible in the day especially when writing up my thesis. However, the most of my MHA assessments were out of hours because this is the time when AMHPs need someone urgently and usually you can do 2 assessments in a row. Some retired psychiatrists do many assessments as they are more flexible and I assume the income would be sufficient enough