We know that training as a specialist can be very challenging, and there is evidence to suggest that Trainees sometimes struggle in Basic Specialist Training.
The top stressors in Basic Specialist Training are known to be:
We have a confidential feedback line so that Trainees can report issues of concern relating to training, for example training programme violations, concerns relating to their curriculum, or concerns about the quality of supervision, training or clinical experience at their training site.
To report an issue call 01 863 9660. The feedback line is manned by trained professionals who are not RCPI employees and is available 8.00am – 8.00pm, seven days a week.
If you make a call, you will be asked for your name, email address and training programme details. You will also be asked to outline your concerns. All calls will be handled in a confidential manner.
This is a feedback line, not a helpline. If you are distressed or in need of counselling, please see the list of support/counselling services for doctors available here.
If you need information about training or would like clarification on a policy relating to training, you should contact your training programme coordinator.
As part of our Physician Wellbeing programme, we offer a range of courses and workshops, specially tailored for doctors, to help you manage stress and workplace challenges.
Through our Physician Wellbeing programme we are providing support, training and information to doctors at all stages of their careers.