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Maudsley Training Programme

Visiting trainees can get involved in a variety of clinical activities. We will try our best to accommodate their wishes and interests, though not all may be possible. Posts available include inpatient and community adult psychiatry, psychiatry of old age, early onset psychosis, rehabilitation psychiatry, liaison psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, addictions, forensic psychiatry, psychiatry of learning disability, child and adolescent psychiatry and specialised placements in national units for eating disorders, personality disorders, neuropsychiatry and treatment resistant psychosis. Trainees may also engage in teaching activities, at the Institute of Psychiatry. The timetable will be agreed with local coordinator after liaising with the relevant heads of department and prior to the start of the exchange.

Unit / hospital

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
(Any unit, subject to prior approval)

Please note that South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust incorporates several hospitals in south London such as The Bethlem Royal Hospital (Kent), Lambeth Hospital, Lewisham Hospital and many community teams and units. Please check the website for further information on the services provided.

Address, website

Maudsley Hospital
Denmark Hill,
London SE5 8AZ
http://www.slam.nhs.uk

Institute of Psychiatry
King’s College London
De Crespigny Park
London SE5 8AF48
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iop/index.aspx

Introduction

The highlights of this training programme are:

  • High quality training in evidenced-based psychiatry, working in a wide range of specialties, sub specialties and clinical settings.
  • Extensive opportunities to develop clinical skills and competencies under supervision and through simulation training.
  • Access to world-class educational resources from affiliations with the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and King’s Health Partners.
Length

2-4 weeks

Periods available

February-July and October-December

Requirements

Language: fluent English

Travel information
  • VISA: check with the embassy
  • Travel and health insurance needed: yes
Accommodation
Dear applicant, before applying, please read this useful information from an Exchange to the Maudsley Training Programme in the UK
  1. The responsibility for organising accommodation, transport and visa, rests with the visiting trainee, although the local coordinators should be able to offer guidance with these issues.  It is recommended to plan well in advance before coming to the UK. As well as investigating these topics, it is also highly desirable to acquire a basic understanding of the UK healthcare system to get the most out of your placement.

  2. If you are planning to join the Maudsley clinical training programme (as opposed to the simulation programme), there are a number of different clinical teams that you could be placed with. Therefore it is important to decide which core team you will be attached to and consider possible visits to other departments in collaboration with your main supervisor.

  3. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that you will be placed at your top choice of service, so it recommended to make a list of areas of psychiatry you are interested in, and with the help of the local coordinators to try to get in contact with the staff of departments you want to visit in order to organise your time better. This list of priorities could be very helpful because the Maudsley Hospital has many visitors, trainees, postgraduates, researchers and clinicians, who all looking for placements.

  4. If you plan to be present while the consultant is interviewing the patient, please be aware that usually only one person beside the interviewer is allowed to be present during the interview. It would be wise to ask the interviewer for permission in advance. Please also keep in mind that patients are not obliged to accept the presence of a visitor during the interview.

  5. The crucial thing is to be clear about the limitations of your observer status as a visitor with the team in advance in order to have realistic expectations of this exchange program.
About London

www.london.gov.uk/
www.tfl.gov.uk – to find your way around the city
http://www.timeout.com/london/ – a guide to arts, culture, and going out in the capital
http://www.visitlondon.com/
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/ – about the weather.

Contact

National/ local trainee organisation website:
http://rcpsych.ac.uk/specialtytraining/trainees.aspx
http://www.maudsleytraining.com/

Local exchange coordinator

Mary Thornton

efptexchange.slam@gmail.com