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Pathfinder Fellowships

Seeking the next generation of psychiatrists 

Deadline for applications  5.00pm, 1 Dec 2012, Interview: 17 Dec 2012 

Make a difference. Improve lives

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is pleased to announce the launch of its new initiative, Pathfinder Fellowships, which provides a unique and exciting opportunity for medical students in their penultimate year of study who are interested in pursuing a career in psychiatry.  We are seeking the next generation of psychiatrists to lead the profession into the future.

The Pathfinder Fellowship award is worth up to £5000 over 3 years that will include the following fantastic benefits:

  • MENTORING - you will be assigned a mentor to give you advice and support during the 3 years you are a Pathfinder Fellow
  • FUNDING FOR AN ELECTIVE/RESEARCH/SSC IN PSYCHIATRY - you will be given funding (maximum £1500) as a contribution towards the cost of a research project, elective placement, or a student selected component in psychiatry in the UK or overseas
  • INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS - you will be given free registration and a contribution towards accommodation and travel to attend the International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists each year over the 3 years
  • OTHER EVENTS - you will be invited to the Royal College of Psychiatrists for special events to meet senior College Officers and Members
  • CPD ONLINE - you will be given free access to the Royal College of Psychiatrists' CPD online modules
  • JOURNAL SUBSCRIPTIONS - you will be given free print copies of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' journals: The British Journal of Psychiatry; Advances in Psychiatric Treatment; and The Psychiatrist
  • FACEBOOK - you will be invited to join a network of Pathfinder Fellows on Facebook

In order to be eligible to apply to become a Pathfinder Fellow, you must be a medical student in your penultimate year of study (i.e. 3rd year of a 4 year undergraduate medical degree, 4th year of a 5 year undergraduate medical degree) and be able to demonstrate your commitment and interest in psychiatry.

To apply, please submit the following to Charlotte Collins by email:

  • A covering letter (maximum 500 words)
  • An up-to-date CV that provides details of your academic achievements to date
  • A proposal for your research project, elective placement, or student selected component in psychiatry (maximum 1 side of A4)

Any Questions? Ask Klaus Ebmeier, or any other senior member of the Department

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS  5.00pm, 1 December 2012

INTERVIEW DATE  17 December 2012

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