Curriculum & Regulations

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
Senior Postgraduate Training 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

Curriculum & Regulations Documentation – July 2023 update

The curriculum document outlines the continuous assessment structure, clinical and professional competencies that must be demonstrated during training and syllabus to guide training. The curriculum applies to all trainees entering Foundation Year, BST 1-3 or HST since July 2016. Unless specified, continuous assessment criteria outlined in the curriculum applies to all trainees at that stage of training.

There is only one version of the Regulations – 11th Revision (July 2023).  However, within the Regulations there are paragraphs which apply to specific cohorts of Trainees.

All sections of the Regulations have been updated and the changes come into effect from 10th July 2023.  These changes are relevant to all Trainees (i.e. existing Trainees and new entrants for July 2023) so please review them via this page (please see links below) or via the College Moodle website.