Severn Postgraduate Medical Education Psychiatry Core Training Course
The Severn Core Psychiatry Course is designed to:
- To significantly reduce costs and release remaining study leave funding to core trainees
- To revise and improve the current course structure to meet the needs of the trainees
- Improve trainees' performance at the MRCPsych exams
- Help trainees develop even better standards of clinical practice
The structure of the Core Psychiatry Course has been adapted to best serve trainees as they progress through their core training. We have worked with trainee representatives to ensure that different learning styles are accommodated.
The course timetable is designed to fit with the exam timetable, so trainees are well prepared for each paper and the CASC exam. The course runs over 3 years: each year builds on the skills and knowledge already acquired. Most teaching is done in modular blocks. Advanced Communication Skills training is an important element which runs throughout the first two years of the course, with a morning session relevant to the particular module.
The CT3 course is brief (approx 6 days) leaving CT3 trainees the capacity to pursue post-membership special interest and research.
Due to the current Covid-19 crisis all MRCPsych sessions are currently being run virtually. At present, this situation is due to remain the same until the end of this academic year and you will be informed if there are any changes or if any particular sessions will be run face to face.
Thursday 17th September 2020
CT1: Core Key Skills- 09:20-16:30
CT2 and CT3: Navigating SUIs (Serious untoward incidents) and RCA terrain: 09.30-16.30
24th September 2020
Physical Health Day. CANCELLED. This is for all groups. Dr Bowditch will be running an optional Zoom drop in session for any trainee who wants to give feedback about the course, raise queries or just introduce themselves. You should have received an email with the details but if you haven't then please contact Laura Trigger.
Thursday 1st October 2020
CT1: Introduction to Psychotherapy- all day. Times to be confirmed. Normally 09.30-16.30.
CT2 and 3- No session
It is extremely important that you sign in at the beginning of the day. This is because you must have attended 75% of the course in order to pass. If you aren't able to attend a compulsory session, for example due to annual leave or sickness, then please contact Laura Trigger and this will be recorded.
ANY CHANGES TO THE VENUE WILL BE COMMUNICATED VIA EMAIL WITH AS MUCH NOTICE AS POSSIBLE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO LET THE COURSE ADMIN TEAM KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR CONTACT DETAILS.
Core Psychiatry Training Course Contacts
Dr Eva Bowditch (Core Psychiatry Course Lead)
Dr Roz Ward (Core Psychiatry Training Programme Director)
Dr Melanie Merricks (Head of School)
Laura Trigger (Support and Development Officer)