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From: careers <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 1:36 PM
Subject: RE: a question
To: “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>
Thank you for your email. The Royal College of Psychiatry does not give diplomas or degrees but instead is the body responsible for setting the standards of training for Psychiatrists in the UK.
In order to become a Psychiatrist in the UK you will need to register with the GMC and obtain a licence to practice medicine. Information on this can be found here: http://www.gmc-uk.org/.
In order to begin training as a consultant in psychiatry you would also have to gain specialist registration with the GM. To do this you will have to complete 6 years of specialist training in UK training schemes and gain a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT). For information on where to apply to this training please visit the webpage of the North Western Deanery. Information on Core Psychiatry training recruitment can be found here:
Alternatively you can contact the North Western Deanery directly for more information:
More information on the different options and details on how to apply for each can be found on our website: http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/traininpsychiatry/trainees/routestospecialistregister.aspx.
If you have any further queries please feel free to contact me.
Training & Workforce Assistant
Training & Workforce Unit
Professional Standards Department
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Direct Line: 0203 701 2627