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 In conjunction with the University of Otago, Christchurch Department of Psychological Medicine, the Training Programme organises an annual week long workshop called “Psychiatry Update”.

This is designed to offer a current review of key topics in psychiatry with a particular emphasis on those Registrars sitting the RANZCP written exams.

The course has become widely recognised in Australia and New Zealand and attracts about 70 participants annually. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet other trainees from around the College.

Feedback comments include:

  • Fantastic – high quality speakers and organisation. Thanks.
  • Very interesting, comprehensive. Useful for exam preparation. Great work.
  • I highly recommend all basic candidates to attend this course. It is worthwhile and I believe it will help me to prepare my written exam. Thank you very much.
  • The Psych Update course was a wonderful experience and an opportunity to learn from some inspirational psychiatrists.

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists psychiatry training in Christchurch, New Zealand