Will Trainees Online cover
everything I need to study in order to pass the MRCPsych
are the authors of Trainees Online learning modules? Can I
trust the academic quality of the modules?
Where can I see the MRCPsych examination
Can I contribute to TrOn?
What is My TrOn?
I get a certificate for module completion?
To enjoy full access to the Trainees Online website
and take advantage of the ever expanding list of learning
modules you must be a trainee registered with the
college or Member of the College. Access is then free; you
are simply required to submit your College details on
Currently, anyone registered with the College
as a trainee, member or affiliate (i.e. anyone with College user
details) has free access to the modules on Trainees Online. You are
not required to create an account on the site; just use your
College user details to log in. Student Associates are entitled to
access but will not receive this automatically. If you are a
Student Associate and you would like to view the Trainees Online
modules, please contact us and we will be
happy to arrange access for you.
Please note that Trainees Online is free for
trainees, members, affiliates and Student Associates for a limited
period, subject to funding.
To gain access, you do need to subscribe to the College. For
information on joining please refer to the
For membership queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have forgotten your College password you can
retrieve a new one here.
For a reminder of your College username, you will need to
The Trainees Online website aims to support the
learning needs of trainee psychiatrists preparing for the
As such, the content of the learning modules is screened by
the College Examinations Panels, to ensure that material meets the
expectations of the relevant Membership Examinations.
However, it should be noted that modules will include
specific ‘Key reading’ lists, and an examination-level
understanding of a given topic should only be expected in
association with this further reading.
At the moment, Trainees Online is producing modules on
the Basic Sciences MRCPsych syllabus only. In the topics
covered by Trainees Online, satisfactory appreciation of the
material in the modules, combined with the carefully-targeted ‘Key
reading', should be sufficient to get you through those sections of
the examination. The College is currently discussing plans to
develop modules on the Clinical areas of the MRCPsych syllabus.
Authors are, in the main, higher trainees with
a special interest in their topic area, commissioned to
write by the College. Prior to publication, each module is
also reviewed by another expert in the field. Modules are also
reviewed by members of the MRCPsych Examinations panel to ensure
that the content meets the expectations of the relevant
The latest syllabus is available to download.
We are currently looking for expert reviewers, and welcome
your expressions of interest. See further information on how to contribute.
My TrOn is your personal area. Here you can
keep track of your progress and recover notes you have made in the
This allows you to make notes and save them to 'My TrOn' as you
progress through a module.
My TrOn Notepad
Yes. The College
Library and Information Service on the Ground Floor has
computers, Wi-Fi access, and a copier/fax/scanner. It is located
next to the Members’ area where there is a tea and coffee-making
For College members, the College
Library and Information Service can undertake literature
searches and offer free access to all articles and documents
published by the College, as well as articles from many major
psychiatric and international journals.
There is no certificate of completion for learning modules on
Trainees Online. However, each module does contain interactive
activities and questions to check your knowledge and help you
consolidate your learning. Consider your certificate of
completion as your final success in the MRCPsych