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Psychiatry tasters

This page contains information specifically about Tasters in Psychiatry. To discuss arranging a Taster in Psychiatry please use the contact details here.


East region

Details to follow.

North region

Psychiatry in the North of Scotland is an exciting and dynamic specialty where there are multiple options to hone your skills. All sites in the North of Scotland (Aberdeen and Inverness/Elgin) offer a broad range of training opportunities across the psychiatric specialties which makes for a training experience which tends to be based in the same location. This also allows us to craft taster weeks which give a broad experience of what a career in psychiatry can be. So if you want to choose to make a difference choose psychiatry in the North of Scotland. For more information about your future career in psychiatry visit https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/become-a-psychiatrist/choose-psychiatry.

Contact Seonaid Anderson to find out more about psychiatry Tasters in Aberdeen or for general enquiries about choosing psychiatry in Scotland and David Gordon to find out more about psychiatry Tasters in Inverness.

South East region

Foundation trainees are very welcome to do a taster in psychiatry in the South East region. We can organise tasters in all the specialties. Interested foundation doctors should contact Rhiannon Pugh or Dr Norman Nuttall, core TPD, and we can discuss with them what their interests are and help them to organise the best placement to meet their needs.

West region

The West offers a range of Tasters across five territorial Health Boards. These include a range of mental health specialties in urban and rural areas and include areas of mass social deprivation and high affluence. It offers a full range of sub-specialties including perinatal and maximum secure forensic psychiatry.

This page was last updated on: 25.06.2021 at 08.33