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Understanding Career Choices in Psychiatry

Understanding Career Choices in Psychiatry – London Trainees - We Need Your Views

The aim of this project is to develop a detailed understanding of the positive and negative elements of being a psychiatry trainee. The findings are intended to go on to provide RCPsych and Health Education England with greater insight into how best to develop the training programme to help improve retention in this specialty.

Questionnaire study: Please follow this link to the questionnaire, instructions, and further information. The questionnaire will take between 10-20 minutes to complete:

Interview study: We would like to interview you about your views and experiences of psychiatry training. If you agree to take part, we will ask you to take part in an interview when it is most convenient for you. This will last for approximately 45 minutes to one hour and can take place on the telephone or face-to-face, depending on your preference. If you are interested in being interviewed, please reply to

If you complete the questionnaire and/or interview, you can enter into a prize draw to win an Apple watch (series 3) worth approximately £300.



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