Recruitment to Higher Specialist Training (HST) in Psychiatry

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

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

Recruitment to Higher Specialist Training in Psychiatry July 2024

Applications for Higher Specialist Training in Psychiatry & Related Specialties and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry are now closed. For all HST recruitment queries, please contact

Applicants who are completing the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland BST programme in Psychiatry (i.e. those who have received a satisfactory outcome at their BST3 Annual Review of Progress and passed the College’s Clinical Exam) and are eligible to streamline should click on ‘Streamlining Candidates’ box below for guidance.

All other candidates click on the ‘Non-Streamlining Candidate’ box below for guidance.