Higher Specialist Training (HST) Recruitment – Open

The application process for the July 2022 intake to Higher Specialist Training in General Adult and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry is now open. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 14th January 2022 at 5pm. For HST recruitment related queries please contact recruitment@irishpsychiatry.ie

Please note that the application process has changed from previous years and applicants will apply online through the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland website. POSTED PAPER COPIES OF APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

We strongly recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. In the event of your application being judged incomplete you will be notified, and you may address the problems and re-submit before the closing date at 5pm.

It is important that you read the guidance document and have all accompanying documentation ready for upload with the application form before you commence completing your application.

Please download the application form, complete it, save it and submit it electronically. Please ensure you also upload any and all relevant accompanying documentation as required.

Interviews for the HST Programmes will take place in late February 2022.

“Streamlining Candidates”

“Streamlining Candidates” – individuals 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) – will be asked to provide the following information at the time of application.

  • A completed HST application form.
  • A scanned / PDF of other degree/diplomas (if applicable).
  • Two scanned / PDF references (with relevant hospital stamp) must be uploaded with your application

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For further information on “Streamlined Training” please refer to the College’s Regulations – July 2021 for Basic and Higher Specialist Training.

“Non-Streamlining Candidates”

Non-Streamlining Candidates – (please refer to the College’s Regulations – July 2020 for Basic and Higher Specialist Training on ‘Streamlined Training’), will be required to meet the eligibility criteria for entry to Higher Specialist Training.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. You must have successfully completed a formal Basic Specialist Training programme in Psychiatry and MRCPsych Examination or equivalent.
  2. You must be eligible for inclusion on the Trainee Specialist Division of the Medical Council’s register by July of the intake year and provide evidence of same at the time you apply
  3. You must have proof of competency in the English language in line with HSE Specifications.

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List of Supporting Documents for Application

Non-Streamlining candidates must provide the following at the time of application:

  1. A scanned / PDF of Medical Council of Ireland Registration Certificate (if applicable).
  2. An email from the Medical Council of Ireland attesting eligibility for entry in the Trainee Specialist Division of the Medical Register (if applicable).
  3. A scanned / PDF of IELTS or OET Test Results (if applicable).
  4. A scanned / PDF transcript of exam results from your Medical School/University must be included.
  5. A scanned / PDF of MRCPsych (or equivalent) Certificate must be included.
  6. A scanned / PDF of of Completion Certificate of BST (or equivalent) Certificate must be included.
  7. A scanned / PDF of other degree/diplomas/documents (if applicable).
  8. Two scanned / PDF references (with relevant hospital stamp) must be included.
  9. A scanned colour copy of Passport Identification page (including picture) must be included.
  10. Other e.g. Certificate of Neutralisation (if applicable).

    Higher Specialist Training (HST) Recruitment – July 2022 Intake










    DOCUMENT UPLOADS

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    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)




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