About TrOn

Trainees Online is the latest development from the Royal College of Psychiatrists to support trainee psychiatrists preparing for the MRCPsych examinations.


As a College member, what do you get from Trainees Online?


  • A free online learning resource to aid your revision for the MRCPsych exams.


  • A more interesting learning experience with dynamic diagrams and illustrations.


  • Use of a credible online study resource to record in your ARCP portfolio.


  • eLearning to fit around your timetable at work, at home, or on the go.


  • Ability to measure your understanding with interactive activities and tests.


  • ‘My TrOn’ tracks your progress so you can return to unfinished modules later on.


  • Signposts for further study with references and links to other related journal articles.


  • Key reading lists for each module to supplement your learning.


In addition, trainee members of the College can access the British Association for Psychopharmacology’s Online CPD resource free of charge via the 'My TrOn' area.


Trainees Online launched in June 2014. We are currently developing 63 modules on the Basic Sciences.


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. It should be noted that modules include specific ‘Key Reading’ lists, and an examination-level understanding of a given topic should only be expected in association with this further reading.


Who has access to Trainees Online?


Currently, anyone registered with the College as a trainee, member or affiliate 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 and Foundation Doctor Associates are entitled to access but will not receive this automatically. If you are a Student Associate or Foundation Doctor 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, Student Associates and Foundation Doctor Associates for a limited period, subject to funding.


How can you get involved in Trainees Online?


If you would like to write a module for Trainees Online, please see our Author Recruitment page for current opportunities.


If you are interested in reviewing a module please look at our information on being an expert reviewer.

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