Basic Specialist Training (BST) Clinical Examination – Closed

Postgraduate Training

This section provides information and help to those qualified doctors seeking to undertake specialist training in psychiatry, medical students and doctors in training considering it and for the general public.

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland (CPsychI) is responsible for all aspects of postgraduate training in psychiatry in Ireland. It aims to provide the best possible training for qualified doctors at both basic and higher ‘Specialist’ level in psychiatry.

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Contacts for Postgraduate Training

Kellie Myers
Senior Manager, PGT Operations

Caroline Keyes
Examinations & BST Recruitment Manager

Karrie Byrne
Examinations & BST Recruitment Administrator

Jennifer Kavanagh
HST Recruitment & Allocations Administrator

Kevin Costello
Continuous Assessment Manager

Yomna Khalil
Accreditation Administrator

Fiona Halsberghe-Murphy
Continuous Assessment Administrator

Emma Lindsay
Courses and E-Learning Co-ordinator

Iryna Pariyarath
Trainee Committee & Courses Administrator

Date Exam Venue Application Period Publication of Results
Friday, 1st March CFME (in-person) Croke Park Stadium, Dublin 30th November – 14th December 2023 TBC
Saturday, 2nd March OSCE (in-person) RCSI, 26 York Street, Dublin 2
Date Exam Venue Application Period Publication of Results
Thursday, 13th June CFME (in-person) RCSI, 26 York Street, Dublin 2 TBC TBC
Friday, 14th June OSCE (in-person) RCSI, 26 York Street, Dublin 2

View a  presentation Introducing the Clinical Exam  (Moodle login required). Please read the BST Clinical Exam Proposal for further information on the structure of the Exam and the Regulations for Basic and Higher Specialist Training for information regarding Examination processes and procedures. The curriculum and syllabus for this clinical exam will be the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland Curriculum and Syllabus and is the same as for the continuous assessment process.

For Examination queries, please contact