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MRCPsych Part III !

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I don't know if any of you keen psychiatrists have been looking through the college annual review over the Christmas period (Merry Christmas) but if you had you would have seen...

'At present there are two parts to the MRCPysch examination. In future, it is likely that the exit record of in-training assessment (RITA) will be a more formalised assessment that is part of the MRCPsych examination structure, thus introducing a Part III examination'

Warm anyone's cockles ??

Happy New Year !

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the thing is once you have been awarded MRCPsych status it cannot be taken back. becos this would mean consultants with mrcpsych doing exams;completely absurd. part III would apply to the new training system.just has surgery made revamps to their training some years ago with a bit more hops and 3 exams before achieving FRCS ststus. Previously qualified surgeons were not hurled back to take fresh exams .

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Hope thats what the case will be toyota! just the thought of having to sit an exam again sends shivers down the spine!

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reading the college annual reiew it clearly states that RITA will become part of a part 3 exam. RITAs are conducted now anyway with current sprs.

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True enough, but RITAs are currently a relatively relaxed (if things are going ok) review of current training, ongoing assessment by your consultant and consideration of future training needs... OK it may be included in the Part III but the implication is clearly that there will be other tests of knowledge and competence in there as well.

I'm sure you're right that current MRCPsych holders are quite safe (though there will no doubt be some form of re-validation for the GMC) but it still means an exit exam from the SpR grade to Consultant in the future

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not quite spr to consultant actually . the rules apply to the run through system and may i remind folks that in this brave new world there is no demarcation into SHO or SpR. it suggests that there will be work based assessments in this new system which are incorporated into RITA. These discussions are a still ongoing and nothing is finalized.

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I am hoping to go into dual training in Forensic LD, and I am currently on an LD SPR rotation.It will be very interesting to see whether I will be treated as being part of the current system or the new system in 2-3 years time when I need to apply for a Forensic number in open competition.My disadvantage compared to dual training in say, General Adult and Old age is that dual training is not offered on application and needs to be organised by the applicant.

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boy!

i sure hope i don't have to sit another exam! have had enough of exams. too old now to read for exams!

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Again in a recent talk by the dean, he suggested that they would be along the lines of a RITA - although more in the style of a long case -type 'discussion'. He suggested that they would be in the 5yr rather than an actual exit exam.

I recon for anyone with dual training requirements -get advice and get it early. I would be inclined to get the numbers while they're dishin 'em out - and they will probably continue to do so until around 2008-9 (despite the putative start of MMC/RTG in aug 2007) - this is so probably for all specialities.

its all up in the air!!! which is great as its only our career/livelyhood for the next couple of years!

hope this new year holds more for us than the last!!

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The lastest...

The other thing that has to be taken into account is that progression through the specialist training grades (ST1 - ST6) will be based on clinical competencies and on the job assessments rather than the MRCPsych exam.  The exam will therefore be optional (all parts).  The awarding of a CCT will likewise be based on appropriate training and clinical competencies rather than external exam based.   Sooooo...

No MRCPsych at all if you don't want !

MRCPsych Part I (at ST1-2) and II (at ST3) to be MRCPsych (weyhey)

MRCPsych Part III (?at ST6) will perhaps (still under discussion) to be FRCPsych (why ? - Fellow have to pay more !)

So what's the point ?? - well, do you want a good job at the end of it all ??

Be seeing you !

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