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manimegalaic

Approval for part 1 exam

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Hello everyone,

I am currently doing 3 months non-training job in learning disability and I am planning to appear for part 1 exam(3rd attempt) in 2008. I completed 30 months of training in Psychiatry. I was wondering whether I should be doing on-calls (currently no on-calls) if I want this post to be approved by Royal college towards exam?!

Could you please clarify my doubt?

Cheers!

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have you tried writing to the College?

Pick up the phone and talk to them...they may say you have to write to someone (it used to be Dr Bird in the past) to officially request this...

Good Luck

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Thank you godzilla!

I always thought that you need to be on on-call rota for your job to be approved for training?!

Cheers

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you are welcome...

you do not really need to be on call for all your training jobs....look at jobs without any an calls like many child jobs...

you certainly need a certain amount of oncalls, but better to check with the college directly...!

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They used to say that, officially, but I know they don't now, cos quite often flexible trainees are given jobs without on-calls. Under the old system, they had a minimum number of nights you had to do as an SHO...heaven knows what that means under the new system, though.

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I think under the old system you had to do 48 (or maybe it was 56) nights on call during your basic specialist training. Presumably that meant you couldn't get your membership without them. I've never heard of anyone having to make the numbers up by doing extra. I don't think it was ever a criterion for entry to the exam though. I've never had to tell the college how many on calls I've done but I reckon I did about 220 overnights in 3.5 years.

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I believe that you are eligible for the new exams under the old criteria if you are ST2 or 3

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i was in a similar situation ,and this is what i had to do,

you have to apply to the college via the sub-dean ,for a temporary accreditation of your job,

this includes attaching a copy of your job description,letter of appointment,

weekly time-table,which must include weekly

one-one supervision ,with a consultant approved by the college for supervision.

also you must be attending Mrcpsych teaching,and psychology teaching sessions at least.

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I just can't understand why the Royal College should make a fuss about people who have already given Part 1.

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go to college web site for recent information for exame

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