Declaration of interest None.
Aims and method There is a drive to increase the number of psychiatry foundation placements to ensure that training keeps up with the changing health and social care landscape. This qualitative study aimed to explore, by interview, the experiences of 17 doctors who have completed a foundation placement in psychiatry.
Results The study highlights the benefits of foundation psychiatry placements and some of their positive and negative aspects.
Clinical implications Those developing foundation placements will need to ensure they are of high quality.
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