Higher Specialist Training (HST) Entry (2024/25): Completing your Basic Specialist Training (BST) and RCPI Membership (Written and Clinical Examinations)
Updated July 2023
An important message regarding HST applications and specifically getting your RCPI Membership: We have reverted to the previous regulations that were in place before COVID-19. That is, all candidates must have successfully passed their MRCPI Clinical Examination before their HST interview date. This means you can apply for HST this autumn without having completed your MRCPI but you must have confirmation of your successfully completed Membership Examination before your HST interview. For example, in the case of General Internal Medicine, the last opportunity to sit your Clinical Examination will be the September/October 2023 diet.
English Language HSE Specifications (PDF, 506KB)
Allocation of Training Places Guidance Document (PDF, 623KB)
Basic Specialist Training Course Equivalence (PDF, 133KB)