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Alfred Psychiatry is seeking applications from motivated doctors who share the Alfred’s values of integrity, collaboration and accountability and wish to participate in the Psychiatry Registrar Training Program, starting February 2017.
Psychiatry Registrar (Stage 2)
Second year trainees will enjoy a focus on Child and Youth Mental health with six month rotations to both the Alfred Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CYMHS) and the headspace Youth Mental Health Service. These placements afford myriad opportunity to work with children, young people and their families in a co-designed program that includes reflective family therapy and a discovery college providing co-produced and co-delivered activities. Child and Adolescent teaching occurs one morning each week throughout the year for the second year trainees.
Third year trainees complete a mandatory six months in Liaison & Emergency (C-L) psychiatry at the Alfred Hospital, working in one of Victoria’s largest C-L services with liaison attachments to several statewide subspecialty services with liaison attachments to HIV-psychiatry, lung transplant, trauma and burns, cystic fibrosis, renal, neurology, oncology, acquired brain injury and addictions units. A six month rotation in the Psychiatry of Old Age rounds out basic training.
Passing the FRANZCP written exams and OSCIs is a focus of stage 2 trainees. Alfred trainees have enjoyed exceptional success in both of these summative examinations over the last decade. A five-month written exam tutorial programme runs twice each year, and a weekly clinical exam tutorial programme runs over four months prior to the OSCE exam. All trainees have an individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy psychiatrist supervisor to support them in completing the 40-session psychological methods case. Psychotherapy training is augmented by weekly group psychotherapy supervision and an annual CBT seminar programme.
Psychiatry Registrar (Stage 3)
A number of opportunities are available in advanced or stage 3 training. These include:
- Subspecialty training in Adult psychiatry, with adult rotations through a number of private hospitals including the Melbourne Clinic, Victoria Clinic & Pinelodge Clinic; the Alfred Psychiatry Intensive Care Statewide Service (APICSS); the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team; the Emergency Psychiatry Service; the Mobile Support & Treatment Team and the Homeless Outreach Team.
- Research positions with Prof Jayashri Kulkarni and Prof Paul Fitzgerald, whose primary research interests are in Women’s Mental Health and Neurostimulation respectively.
- Subspecialty training in Child & Adolescent psychiatry (with additional rotations in infant psychiatry & developmental disorders), Consultation & Liaison psychiatry, and the Psychiatry of Old Age (with additional rotations in Aged Liaison Psychiatry).
Advanced trainees access a formal six-month Leadership and Management program and also have access to group supervision in psychotherapy.
Registrars at The Alfred are encouraged to attend the weekly Professorial Grand Round, and fortnightly Journal Club. A peer support programme which includes individual meetings with senior psychiatry registrars, and monthly meetings for the entire registrar group, ensures a focus on trainee wellbeing.