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Opportunities for PIF members

This page is regularly updated with current opportunities available to PIF members.
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PIF scholarship opportunity: RANZCP 2019 Congress

Eligible Australian PIF members are invited to apply for a scholarship opportunity to attend the RANZCP 2019 Congress which will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre from Sunday 12 to Thursday 16 May 2019. The theme of the conference is ‘Continuity in a World of Change: Culture, Diversity and Mutual Learning'. 

Sponsorship includes:

  • full conference registration,
  • a ticket to both the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner, and
  • a travel grant towards flights and accommodation for eligible applicants.

Go directly to the application form for more details and ensure you read the terms and conditions before applying.

Scholarship applications close at 9 am AEDT Thursday 28 February 2019.
 

PIF scholarship opportunity: Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations (AFPA) 7th World Congress of Asian Psychiatry

Eligible Australian PIF members are invited to apply for a sponsorship opportunity to attend the AFPA 7th World Congress of Asian Psychiatry which will be held at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February 2019. The theme of the conference is ‘Mental Health Care Across Asia: Union in Diversity'. 

Sponsorship will include:

  • full conference registration, and
  • a ticket to the Welcome Reception.

All travel and incidental costs associated with attending are not included and are the responsibility of the successful applicant.

Applications for this scholarship opportunity have closed.
 

2018 PIF Essay Competition

Entries for the 2018 essay competition topic Discuss the potential benefits and harms of compulsory treatment in psychiatry’ have now closed and are being assessed. Winners will be announced in February 2019.

The PIF Essay Competition runs annually and is open to medical students, junior doctors, and other medical practitioners in Australia and New Zealand. Stay tuned for announcements on the 2019 competition topic and dates.

Read more about the 2017 competition and read the past winning essays
 

PIF webinar

The PIF webinar held on Thursday 6 December 2018 allowed PIF members to learn more about psychiatry and its subspecialties, and gain an understanding of the RANZCP training program and pathway to Fellowship, through a webinar presented live by two psychiatry trainees and a RANZCP Fellow.

A live Q&A following the presentations gave those online the opportunity to have their questions answered by the expert panel.

The recording of this webinar is now available to view online.
 

Live Broadcast & Recording: PIF Introduction to Psychiatry Short Course (Melbourne)

The Melbourne Introduction to Psychiatry Short Course was broadcast live to PIF members on Saturday 6 October 2018. 

The recording of this course is now available to view online.
 

Live Broadcast & Recording: PIF Introduction to Psychiatry Short Course (Brisbane)

For the first time ever, the Brisbane PIF short course was broadcast live to PIF members on Saturday 4 August 2018. 

The recording of this course is now available to view online.
 

2019 Introduction to Psychiatry Short Courses

Stay tuned for announcements and locations of the 2019 Introduction to Psychiatry Short Courses.

These free short courses offer the opportunity for PIF members (or eligible applicants) to hear more about psychiatry as a career from practising RANZCP Fellows and trainees on the pathway to Fellowship.
 

Specialise in the Mind

The PIF team is excited to have developed a resource for medical students and pre-vocational doctors in Australia and New Zealand.

The ‘Specialise in the Mind’ infographic highlights the benefits of choosing psychiatry as a career path through a simple and eye-catching hand-out. The information included was carefully selected after considerable research was undertaken to determine the most attractive qualities about the specialty from the perspective of junior doctors and medical students in addition to psychiatry trainees and Fellows.

You may see these handouts at career expos and similar events. Download a copy from the College website. We encourage you to hand these out to interested medical students and doctors at your university or workplace. To arrange a delivery of hard copies, please contact the PIF team at pif@ranzcp.org.