Stage 2 comprises the second and third years of psychiatry training. The focus is on applying knowledge and skills within a variety of settings and with diverse patient populations.
Minimum of 24 months full-time equivalent (FTE).
- child and adolescent psychiatry (6 months FTE)
- consultation–liaison psychiatry (6 months FTE).
Additional rotations in one or more of the following areas of practice (12 months FTE):
- addiction psychiatry
- adult psychiatry
- child and adolescent psychiatry
- consultation–liaison psychiatry
- forensic psychiatry
- Indigenous psychiatry
- psychiatry of old age
- research (maximum 6 months FTE).
A minimum of 4 hours per week for 40 weeks annually, including 1 hour per week of individual supervision of clinical work.
Formal Education Course
Trainees must enroll and demonstrate satisfactory participation in a College-accredited formal education course during the first 3 years of FTE accredited training.
Assessments and requirements
During Stage 2 you will be assessed in the workplace complete a range of training requirements. See the full list of Stage 2 assessments and requirements.
Learning Outcomes and Developmental Descriptors
The Learning Outcomes prescribe the expectations of what trainees will need to attain in their rotations in order to meet the Fellowship Competency requirements and will be assessed in the In-Training Assessment (ITA) forms.
Learning Outcomes [PDF; 238 KB]
The Developmental Descriptors are behavioural descriptors for the Fellowship Competencies. They are intended to provide supervisors and trainees with a reference point for defining performance standards. It is anticipated that the descriptors will be of use as criteria supporting workplace-based assessments and guiding the provision of formative feedback to trainees.
Developmental Descriptors [PDF; 249 KB]
Stage 2 training checklist [PDF; 217 KB]
A Making the most of Stage 2 webinar is available on Learnit [member log-in required]. It covers specifics of Stage 2 and real-life trainees’ experiences of the training program, including:
- Stage 2 requirements
- Planning EPAs
- Preparing for exams, Psychotherapy Written Case and Scholarly Project
- Making the most of supervision
- Helpful hints, interviews with three trainees and Q&A