Basic Specialist Training (BST) Clinical Examination – Open

College of Psychiatrists of Ireland Clinical Exam

The Summer 2023 BST Clinical Examination will take place on FRIDAY, 19th May (CFME) online and FRIDAY, 26th May (OSCE) in-person at RCSI, 26 York Street Dublin 2.  Applications will be accepted from 12:00 noon on Friday, 3rd February 2023.

You can apply online for the Summer Exam by clicking the link below. The closing date for applications is 5:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, 17th FEBRUARY.

If the number of applications exceeds the exam places we can offer for the Summer 2023 sitting, places will be prioritised.  Applicants will be updated on their exam application status before the end of February.   The College is introducing a third exam sitting per year to cater for the potential increase in candidate numbers.

*The online examination application system will be down for essential maintenance on Wednesday 8th February 2023 from 8am to 6pm.  

NOTE: We do not accept paper applications

Exams Dates: Friday 19th & Friday 26th May 2023

Applications: Open on Friday 3rd February, Close on Friday 17th February.

Publication of Results: TBC

Exams Dates: Held over 2 days between 22nd September – 6th October 2023.  Further details to be issued soon.

Applications: TBC

Publication of Results: TBC

View the Chief Examiner’s 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