Election of Members to the CPsychI Trainee Committee (Tenure 2019 – 2021)
There are currently 5 vacancies arising on the CPsychI Trainee Committee and nominations for membership are now invited. It is important to note that applicants must be fully registered and subscribed NCHD/Trainee members of the College.
The Trainee Committee is a very active College group, that aims to have representation from BSTs, HSTs and non-training NCHDs. We are particularly interested in hearing from CAP SRs at this time as we will not have a representative from this group from June 2019. The main activities of the Committee include the following:
- Working to improve the standard of psychiatric training in Ireland while promoting Trainees’ views and interests within the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland
- To represent Trainees and NCHDs on every group in the College including Faculties, the Postgraduate Training Committee and Council, and also external groups such as the Forum of Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies
- To participate in Trainee Committee working groups on Recruitment, the NCHD Conference and the Trainee e-Newsletter “Think Tank”
Committee meetings take place every 6-8 weeks in the College premises at No. 5 Herbert Street, Dublin 2, and all members are expected to regularly attend in person. Further information on the work of the Committee can be found here.
We would strongly encourage all those interested to consider taking part. It is a fantastic way to become involved in representing your peers, helping to organise events for Trainees and meeting like-minded colleagues and above all, it can be enjoyable and rewarding.
If you would like to get involved, please read through the election guidelines, and complete the following items in full: (i) application form and (ii) nomination form. Both forms must be returned to Karen McCourt (kmccourt@irishpsychiatry) by the deadline of Monday, 20th May 2019.
Should you have further queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Karen at the above email address or on (01) 634 4371.
We look forward to hearing from all interested parties.