MRCPsych Birmingham is proud to deliver a structured teaching program to trainees across the West Midlands region throughout the three years of core psychiatry training. Our training scheme offers the benefits of a wide range of clinical and non-clinical opportunities.
Our Teaching Centre
Teaching takes place at the Uffculme Centre in Moseley, which is now a Trust administrative base for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust and the home of the Post Graduate Medical Education Department.
The building was built in 1891 by Richard Cadbury and later given to the city of Birmingham in 1916 for the benefit of the citizens.
We are happy to see many of our trainees go on to be course facilitators themselves.
Our courses are delivered to meet the needs of trainees from the outset, with early exposure to CASC exam practice and a focus on Service User and Carer involvement and small group teaching in year 1. In year 3 there are a number of themed teaching days around core clinical topics such as Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act, amongst others.
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Many of the course lecturers are experienced and enthusiastic Consultants from a variety of
Dr Erin Turner
MRCPsych Birmingham Chair
Dr Turner is a Consultant in Early Intervention for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust. She has been the lead for the Birmingham MRCPsych Course since May 2014, having overseen a significant redesign in the structure of the course to align more closely to the College Curriculum and written papers A and B. Dr Turner is keen to introduce new and innovative teaching methods, including the use of theatre alongside regular CASC examination practice involving actors, involvement of service users and carers, and a year 3 course which is geared towards preparing for higher training. “I appreciate feedback from trainees, in particular helpful suggestions about areas of the course you think need updating or improving, feel free to get in touch!”
Mrs Sara Prosser
Postgraduate Medical Education Manager
Sara is the Postgraduate Medical Education Manager . Sara has worked in the NHS for over 12 years and joined the Medical Education Department 4 years ago and still enjoys it like it was her first day! Sara’s role is to support the MRCPsych team, but most importantly to assist the trainees with any queries they may have from a Medical Education point of view. Sara and her team are situated at the Uffculme Centre and operate an open door policy.
Mrs Carol Bennett
Carol is the Postgraduate Medical Education Coordinator for the Birmingham MRCPsych Course. She joined the PGME department in 2005 and holds a great deal of MRCPsych Course knowledge. One of her roles is to provide administrative support to the MRCPsych team. Carol assists with the organisation of the course and works hard to ensure the smooth running of the teaching programmes across all three years.
Dr Yasmin Spaulding
Small Group Teaching
Dr Spaulding is a dual specialist, higher trainee in old age and general adult psychiatry. She has a keen interest in medical education and facilitates small group teaching currently for medical students and is an OSCE examiner. She did her core training in Birmingham and is an University of Birmingham graduate.
The library service at BSMHFT will provide access to resources for all registered candidates on the course including e-journals,