Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship Programmes (PFF)

Psychiatry fellowships are recruited to nationally in collaboration with the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Applicants have the option to apply to the Royal College from December 2020 – January 2021 and will be shortlisted against criteria determined by the College.

Applicants will be given a score to determine their overall ranking. Allocations will be made using a meritocratic system. All applicants will receive their match to programme results on Thursday 8th April 2021. Applicants who apply for PFF will have the option to opt out of the selection process for psychiatry once they have received their allocation to foundation school result. The deadline to opt out of the PFF recruitment process is 12:00 (noon) on Tuesday 16th March 2021.


December 2020 – January 2021                  Application form for Psychiatry Fellowships will be available via the Royal College website
February 2021 Applications will be scored by the College
11 March 2021 Applicants will be allocated to foundation schools. Applicants will be asked to rank groups and individual programmes available within the allocation foundation school on Oriel. Applicants only need to rank programmes of interest.
08 April 2021 Allocations to PFF posts

Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship Programmes (PFF) Recruitment 2021 Timeline