BST Clinical Examination Closed

Updated information regarding the rescheduled Summer 2020 BST Clinical Examination

(16 July 2020)

Further to the previous update, Trainees will be aware that the postponed Summer 2020 exam has been rescheduled to take place from Wednesday, 30th September – Friday, 2nd October 2020.  Priority for the limited number of exam places was given to those who had applied for the postponed May 2020 sitting.  All previously enrolled candidates have confirmed their intention to undertake the  exam on the rescheduled dates therefore, there are no are remaining places available and applications will not be invited from any other eligible Trainee for this exam sitting. 

Further information and application dates for the Winter 2020 exam will be published soon and Trainees are requested to monitor this webpage for further updates.


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.

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.

View the Chief Examiner’s presentation Introducing the Clinical Exam (Moodle login required)
For Examination queries, please contact exams@irishpsychiatry.ie