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Australas Psychiatry. 2010 Aug;18(4):343-7. doi: 10.3109/10398561003678539.

Preparing for consultancy: setting up a new psychiatry service as an advanced trainee.

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  • 1Sydney South West Area Health Service, Sydney, NSW, Australia. awand@sydney.edu.au

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The aim of this paper is to describe the experience of an advanced trainee establishing a new psychiatry service, and to demonstrate how such an activity is a viable option for advanced training and helps develop consultancy skills. A detailed description of this process is provided, with a particular focus on consultation, training issues, service evaluation and the challenges encountered.

CONCLUSIONS:

Involvement in establishing a new psychiatric service provides an advanced training experience which may prepare the trainee for consultancy by developing core skills such as communication, administration, leadership, teaching and experience in quality assurance.

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20645901
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