Special notices

On this page you will find the latest updates and special notices from the Examinations team.

You will receive your examination results by email, instead of by letter in the post. This means everyone gets their result at the same time, avoiding problems with the post.

The emails contain the College logo, so they can be printed and used for official purposes. Remember, it's your responsibility to keep your results safe.

Please note this change is for both the Written Papers and the CASC.

If you wish to change any contact details which includes your email address this can be done at any time by logging into the Member’s area.

From September 2018, CASC candidates will be expected to provide their own timing device (such as a simple analogue wristwatch or fob watch, as illustrated) should there be a physical or other examination which requires the use of one. Digital watches/timing devices will not be permitted.

Read the full notice.

The College wishes to appoint Consultants to join the CASC panel. We are looking for members from all psychiatric specialties but have a particular interest in recruiting from the following faculties:

  • Addictions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Medical Psychotherapy
  • Neuropsychiatry

The CASC Panel is responsible for producing stations for the CASC examination. The Panel meets four times a year with each member expected to write approximately 8 stations per year outside of meeting times. Appointees will also be expected to attend at least one CASC examination per year. The post is voluntary and will be for one year in the first instance.

The position will appeal to those who have both the experience and an interest in postgraduate medical education and assessment processes, together with a commitment to ensuring the College assessment methods meet the highest standards.

The deadline for completed applications is 5pm on Thursday 31st January 2019.

Please ensure you read the Recruitment Procedures and Eligibility Criteria and Requirements before completing the application form. 

From 2019 The number of items in the written question papers will be reduced from 200 to 150 following approval from the GMC. The prime aim is to give candidates more time per item, whist ensuring there is still  adequate sampling from the syllabus in each diet of the examination.

Blueprint as below.

Paper A:  

  • Behavioural Science and Socio-cultural Psychiatry
  • Human Development
  • Basic Neurosciences
  • Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • Classification and Assessment in Psychiatry

Paper B:

  • Organisation and delivery
  • General Adult
  • Old Age
  • Psychotherapy
  • Child & Adolescent
  • Substance misuse
  • Forensic
  • Learning disability
  • Critical Review
Get in contact to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry