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Preparing for a consultant post in child and adolescent psychiatry: a practical guide for specialist registrars

  • Immanuel McKenzie (a1), Catherine Wurr (a2) and David Cottrell (a3)
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The prospect of looking for a consultant post in child and adolescent psychiatry can be anxiety provoking. The ideal job should be balanced and fulfilling, with scope for personal and service development, and should minimise the likelihood of frustration and burn-out. It is not uncommon for newly appointed consultants to become dispirited by the discrepancy between the job description and the reality of the post.

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Preparing for a consultant post in child and adolescent psychiatry: a practical guide for specialist registrars

  • Immanuel McKenzie (a1), Catherine Wurr (a2) and David Cottrell (a3)
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