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Membership is open to all psychiatrists working in Ireland and overseas. We also offer membership to medical students and interns absolutely free. The College membership year runs from 1st November to 31st October.

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The European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees (EFPT)

The European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees (EFPT) is an independent Federation of Psychiatric Trainees Associations. The EFPT is officially recognised by the European Board of Psychiatry and European Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The Federation will serve psychiatric trainees in all branches of psychiatry all over Europe. For further details on EFPT please click here.

EFPT Exchange Programme

The application period for the EFPT Exchange Programme period of February 2019 РJuly 2019 is now OPEN. To apply please visit http://efpt.eu/exchange/apply/ and see below for further information.

About EFPT Exchange Programme
This is the opportunity for Psychiatric Trainees to go on exchange throughout Europe. The EFPT wishes to promote and encourage an intercultural professional exchange and cooperation among Psychiatric Trainees across Europe, with a focus on individual experience. The programme was established in 2011 and has been receiving extremely positive feedback from exchange Trainees and Supervisors.

Which countries are offering placements for February 2019 – July 2019?
Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK. You can find a list of the participating countries, the name of the local co-ordinator as well as information on the posts available in each country on the EFPT website here.

What about the duration and financial aspects?
Its duration is between 2 and 6 weeks. It is all based on personal engagement and self-funded.

What can I learn?
The Trainee will be able to observe clinics and attend educational meetings and teaching sessions, equivalent to local Trainees at the same level. The Trainee will experience another mental health care system, and learn about transcultural Psychiatry. He/she will also be able to meet with professionals of his/her area of interest and enjoy social and cultural activities. Some of the programmes offer highly specialised services and training opportunities.

You can view a list of the participating countries, the name of the local co-ordinator, as well as information on the posts available in each country, on the EFPT exchange website at: http://efpt.eu/exchange/

You can also read about the experiences of Irish Trainee, Dr Owen O’Sullivan during his recent exchange in France by clicking here.

How can I take part?
Criteria for application includes a letter of motivation, your CV, language proficiency and seniority in training. The Trainee will have to prepare a presentation containing information on their own country and training scheme to be presented upon arrival at the host institution.

Upon their return, the Trainee will also be expected to submit a final report on their exchange experience to the EFPT website and to Ms Karen McCourt in the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland. You will be issued with a certificate of participation by EFPT upon completion of a feedback form.

Apply now at: http://efpt.eu/exchange/apply/