Junior Doctors

Choose a career in psychiatry at Devon Partnership NHS Trust

As a Junior Doctor we’ll support you with your chosen career and provide you with everything you need to successfully complete your training.

You’ll have access to a dedicated Clinical Supervisor who will be your contact for day-to-day line management, an Educational Supervisor to support your training needs.

Our central Medical Personnel Team is on hand if you have any questions, queries or concerns relating to your employment. We know that as you progress on your career pathway you may be worried or anxious and the team are always available to talk to you and offer any guidance or signposting to coaching or other professional services if required.

Working here

During your time, working with us as a Junior Doctor, you’ll have access to regular clinical supervision, group supervision and a monthly reflective supervision session. Whether you work on the wards or in a community setting we want you to feel confident and supported in your decision making.

We have a clear medical career pathway from medical school to becoming a consultant, with job opportunities along the way, depending on how you want to shape your career.

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“I enjoy living and working in Devon. The team at Franklyn Hospital is so friendly and everyone is approachable. Despite it being a very busy hospital it has a relaxed and calming atmosphere, which is supportive and fantastic for us as a team and for our patients.”

Zara – Junior Doctor

Dr Zara Bowling

“Now’s a good time to be applying for consultant jobs in Devon. One of the nice things about being a dual trainee is I have options in adults and older people’s mental health. Services are expanding quite a bit in some areas, so I know I have a number of possibilities to choose from.”

Sam – Junior Doctor

Sam Kirkwood – Junior Doctor

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Living here

We are committed to you having a strong worklife balance and your health and wellbeing is important. We offer a range of initiatives to support you both at work and outside of work.

Our flexible working policy supports you to make the most of living and working in this beautiful part of the country.

It really is a great place to work and a great place to live.

“I love living in Devon. I particularly enjoy the beaches and being close to the sea. Going for walks on the beach and being able to do water sports is a fun way to relax!”

Zara – Junior Doctor

“We’re really near good beaches, we've got lovely villages so I'm involved in my local community and I do a lot of activities with my local village and there's a real sense of belonging really.”

Kate – Consultant Psychiatrist

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