Psych-doc

CESR route, anyone here done it?

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Hello,

I'm an EU-country doctor interested in working in psychiatry in the UK and eventually get specialist registration through CESR. I've searched this forum and read some info, but it's not very extensive. I have acquaintances who work in the UK in psychiatry, not as registered consultants and not taking the CESR route. I've received some info from them although it is difficult to know how taking the CESR route is without having done it yourself.

So, has anyone on this forum succeeded in getting on the specialist register through the CESR route? Or do you know someone who has done it, and can give some information about it?

 

Any info would be much appreciated.

 

Best,

Psych-doc

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There are lots of information on RCPsych & GMC website. 

How-ever the success rate is very low  (approx 40%) & application fee is very high.

It is worth trying if one does not want to do MRCPsych exams.

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Thank you for your reply.

Yes I have read the info on the GMC and RCPsych websites including some blogs on there from people who have done it. I was interested in getting first-hand info though, since it is always best to hear it from someone who has done it (I was looking for an example of how it can be done practically, since there are so many steps involved in the process, how to document everything in an efficient manner etc).

I think it would be the easiest to do the MRCPsych exams either way, to prove competence in the areas that the tests cover and the complementing with documents proving the other competencies needed for specialist registration. Or maybe I am wrong?

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Hi 

I have been in UK since 2003, cleared MRCPsych 2007, did not apply for higher training for personal reasons, 

Now thinking of CESR,

Any first hand experience will be helpful, 

below is an oncoming conference and there is a topic on CESR, Hope this helps or a good starting point.

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges:

Associate Specialist, Specialty Doctors and

Staff Grade Conference

Tuesday 26 April 2016 Royal College of Psychiatrists, London

1:45PM: CESR Ian McCafferty and Dr Sanjeev Gupta

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/traininpsychiatry/conferencestraining/conferences/sasdoctors2016aomrc.aspx

 

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CESR is very difficult process. As I see it being a specialty doctor myself.

If you have MRCPsych its best to apply for CCT route. Much more straightforward.

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could a EU-trained psychiatrist apply for CCT without doing training in the UK? assuming he cleared MRCPsych

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