The Old Age Psychiatry curriculum, as approved
by the GMC, is available on the GMC
Training in old age psychiatry commences at
ST4 level, following three years of core psychiatry training.
Length of Training
Specialist training in psychiatry is six
years. Following the successful completion of core psychiatry
training (three years), trainees can specialise in old age
psychiatry, which is a further three years of higher training.
- MBBS OR equivalent medical qualification
- MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent as approved by
the Royal College of Psychiatrists OR a specialist
qualification in psychiatry from an EU country that complies with
the requirements of EU directive 2005/36/EC
person specification for Old Age Psychiatry is available on the
Royal College of Psychiatrists website.