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The following are testimonials from our current and past trainees:

“As registrar representative for saint John of God Hospital I highly recommend the SJOG/SVUH/UCD psychiatric training scheme. The teaching is excellent and the consultants are very supportive. There are a wide range of specialties to choose from.  The European working time directive has been fully implemented on the scheme and works very well from an NCHD viewpoint”

 Anon.  2nd year trainee

 I had a wonderful core training experience in psychiatry on the SJOG/SVUH/UCD Psychiatry Rotational Scheme. In addition to working in both inpatient and community general adult settings, I had the opportunity to work in a number of different subspecialties, including child and adolescent psychiatry, psychiatry of learning disability and liaison psychiatry. The teaching on the programme is excellent, and the grand rounds and journal clubs are run in a similar fashion to those at the Institute of Psychiatry.

I received great support and teaching from my Consultants and Tutors, and was lucky enough to win the RCPsych Standish Barry award in 2010, the latter being indicative of the quality of training I received on the scheme . During my training, there was always encouragement and scope to develop research projects. The training scheme served as a springboard for me to obtain a Clinical Research position at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, and after 2 years, I am now embarking on my SpR training in Forensic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Oxford".

Dr S.C.  Past Trainee

“After completing the SJOG/SVUH/UCD scheme, I moved to the UK and worked briefly as an SHO. It’s fair to say the training compares very favourably to what I’ve encountered there. By comparison, the academic programme is more interesting and also better developed in terms of engagement from trainees and consultant support. There is very good scope to pursue interests and build up experience in different career areas. And I had the opportunity to work with some excellent supervisors, which made training really enjoyable. As a result of my training experience, I had more confidence when it came to making an (ultimately successful) application for an ST4 programme”

 Anon.  Past Trainee

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