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Dual training in psychiatry: where now?

  • Clare Oakley (a1), Ollie White (a2) and Sue Bailey (a3)
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This is a time of rapid change in postgraduate training, the implications of which are wide ranging. This paper reviews the current situation regarding dual training in psychiatry. Included is an analysis of utilisation of dual training in psychiatric specialities gleaned via the College membership data and an examination of the current employment prospects in relation to dual training. the impact on dual training of Modernising Medical Careers (MMC), competency-based training and the possibility of a single Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in psychiatry is considered. Suggestions are then made for the way forward.

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Dual training in psychiatry: where now?

  • Clare Oakley (a1), Ollie White (a2) and Sue Bailey (a3)
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