european psychiatric association

Gaining Experience Programme

Programme Objectives

  1. to offer Early Career Psychiatrists (ECPs) short (2-8 weeks) observership placements in various psychiatric institutions across Europe that will allow them to broaden their clinical and/or research and/or teaching skills and knowledge, and become familiar with different mental health systems in Europe;
  2. to improve mentoring and professional networks among experts and ECPs;
  3. to gather more ECPs under the EPA Early Career Psychiatrists Committee (ECPC) umbrella

Due to the current Covid-19 developments and travel restrictions in place, the 2019-2020 EPA Gaining Experience Programme was postponed to a later date and all applicants informed by email.

The Early Career Psychiatrists Committee has been working really hard to develop an alternative programme to continue offering Early Career Psychiatrists (ECPs) short placements in European psychiatric institutions that will allow them to broaden their skills and knowledge, and become familiar with different mental health systems in Europe. As such, we have developed a “Virtual Gaining Experience Programme”. We are currently trialling this virtual programme with a small number of early career psychiatrists and we will provide more information soon.

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