Support for trainees and SIMGs
Problems with training
If you're experiencing any problems during your training, ask for help early on:
- Let your supervisor know.
- Contact your Director of Training.
- Contact the RANZCP Member Welfare Support Line.
The Training, Exams, and Specialist International Medical Graduate Education teams at the RANZCP can help you with questions about the program and assessments. Your local Branch Training Committee or New Zealand Training Committee are responsible for local oversight of the Fellowship program.
The Bi-national Committee for Trainees (BCT) and the Overseas Trained Psychiatrists' (OTP) Representative Committee provide formal representation within the College. Contact your local representative to raise an issue with the group.
If you have concerns about the safety of your workplace, contact the RANZCP Member Welfare Support Line for a confidential discussion.
Safety is a high priority for the College. Employers are responsible for providing a safe workplace, and to receive College accreditation, employers with training posts must ensure employee safety.
If you feel you're being bullied, harassed or mistreated by colleagues or superiors, contact the RANZCP Member Welfare Support Line for a confidential discussion.
RANZCP has a zero tolerance stance on bullying and harassment in training.
Support for SIMGs
Various support programs are available to help overseas-trained psychiatrists on a pathway to Fellowship.
Advice from peers
The 'Staying on track' video promotes the mental health and wellbeing of trainees and SIMGs throughout the Fellowship program and provides an insight into what services and supports other people have found useful.