The usual point of entry will be after completion of core training and MRCPsych, but applicants at earlier or later career stages are also welcome. The scheme pays clinical salary at the appropriate rate, as well as fees and experimental costs.
PSYCHIATRISTS: Candidates must be medically qualified, with a strong academic record (preferably with honours or distinction in MB finals and/or have a B.Sc. (or equivalent, e.g. B.Med.Sci.) with a 1st or 2:1) and be eligible to undertake clinical practice in the UK. Other evidence of interest or achievements in psychiatry and related disciplines, and in research, will also be an advantage.
Typically, the candidate will have completed core training and the MRCPsych. However, the point of entry is flexible, and the overriding selection criterion will be the candidate’s excellence and potential as an academic psychiatrist. Entry at any stage from the end of CT1 through to those who have obtained their CCST (but have not been appointed to a substantive consultant post) would be considered. We welcome preliminary enquiries to discuss individual circumstances.
The D.Phil. will count as an out-of-programme experience, but the one day a week of clinical work built into the programme can be counted towards training requirements (subject to confirmation). It is anticipated that an appropriate place on the higher training scheme will be available on completion. For further information about the scheme contact Prof Paul Harrison.
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS: Candidates must have a strong academic record including a psychology degree (1st or 2:1). Before starting the Fellowship, they must have qualified as a clinical psychologist with a DClinPsych or equivalent doctoral level clinical qualification. They must also be eligible to undertake clinical practice work in the UK (please consult British Psychological Society and Health Professions Council Regulations). However, applications will be considered from candidates who are in the last year of a DClinPsych course as long as they expect to qualify before the start of the Fellowship and they are fully up to date with all the requirements of their DClinPsych course.