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

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

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 open and will close on Friday 12th January 2024. 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.

    Higher Specialist Training (HST) Recruitment – July 2024 Intake

    DOCUMENT UPLOADS - All documentation should be clearly labelled

    File size limits: 5MB
    File types permitted: PDF, TXT, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, PNG

    Completed Application Form

    A scanned / PDF of Medical Council of Ireland Registration Certificate (if applicable)

    An email from the Medical Council of Ireland attesting eligibility for entry in the Trainee Specialist Division of the Medical Register (if applicable)

    A scanned / PDF of IELTS or OET Test Results (if applicable)

    A scanned / PDF transcript of exam results from your Medical School/University (if applicable)

    A scanned / PDF of MRCPsych (or equivalent) Certificate (if applicable)

    A scanned / PDF of CCBST Certificate (if applicable)

    A scanned colour copy of Passport Identification page (including picture) (if applicable)

    Two Scanned / PDF HST appraisal forms (with relevant hospital stamp) must be included

    A scanned / PDF of other degree/diplomas/documents (if applicable)

    Please click the 'Send' button only once and wait for your confirmation email. The documents can be large and take time to upload. Every time the send button is pressed the uploading process for the documents has to recommence so please only press the send button once to allow the uploading process to be completed. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24hrs, please contact