Postgraduate Training

I am delighted to welcomProfessor Greg Swanwick, Head of Postgraduate Traininge you to the Postgraduate Training section of the College website.  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.

Training occurs in two ‘specialist ‘stages - Basic Specialist Training (BST) followed by Higher Specialist Training (HST). Satisfactory completion of Specialist Training confers eligibility for inclusion on the Specialist Division of the Medical Register maintained by the Medical Council.  

I look forward to working with you in further developing psychiatric training as a rewarding experience for all.

Professor Greg Swanwick

Dean of Education                                                                                                                                

Professor Greg Swanwick, Head of Postgraduate Training


The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland Workforce Planning Report (2013-2023) is available to download. 

Department of Health Strategic Review of Medical Training and Career Structure Reports (Prof Brian MacCraith)