Statewide Recruitment in Psychiatry Training Network



ASMOF has been asked to provide comment on the proposed Statewide Recruitment for Psychiatry Training Networks in NSW.

HETI, in collaboration with key stakeholders has developed a recommended model to enhance centralised recruitment practices for Psychiatry trainees. ASMOF is advised by HETI that the model proposes a robust and transparent recruitment process that aligns with NSW Health policy to improve efficiency and participant experience for all accredited psychiatry trainees in NSW.

The recommended model is proposed for implementation for recruitment into 2020 clinical year.

The recommended model outlined in this paper has the key features of:

  • Applying to all accredited trainees in Psychiatry in NSW
  • Streamlines application processes through one centralised application to enter training
  • Centralised and consistent interview practices to increase equity of access and transparency for trainee
  • Increased retention and stability through length of training contracts from entry into training to fellowship
  • Increased transparency and access to Stage III certificate (sub speciality) training through a centralised program level recruitment process

The model has been developed in response to concerns raised to the NSW Psychiatry State Training Council regarding access to training positions and aims to improve the trainee experience of recruitment, reduce administrative burden and provide greater security for trainees through length of training contracts.

ASMOF seeks comments or feedback from members to by 5pm on Thursday, 13th December 2018.