The Board of Study in Psychiatry of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM) will conduct a training programme in psychiatry and an examination, the Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Psychiatry examination. The successful trainees can select to follow the programme in one of the two subspecialities i.e. Child and adolescent Psychiatry or Forensic Psychiatry.

This section of the prospectus provides information regarding the regulations and guidelines formulated by the Board of Study (BoS) in Psychiatry and the PGIM pertaining to the structure of training programme in Forensic Psychiatry and Board Certification.

The programme is designed to provide competency in knowledge, skills and attitude in dealing with mentally disordered offenders. In order to practice the speciality effectively and efficiently, the qualified clinician will keep his/her knowledge up dated and engage in scientific research and audit. The curricular content given below is in cooperated into training activities over the 24 months training in Sri Lanka and 12 months at an approved overseas training centre. The overseas training is expected to provide exposure to interventions where opportunity may not have been available in Sri Lanka. The expected long-term outcome of the training programme is to have Forensic Psychiatrist in adequate numbers working in forensic psychiatry units in Sri Lanka

The candidates will be selected on the merit based ranking results of the MD (Psychiatry) Examination. The positions available will be offered to the candidates by the Board of Study in Psychiatry.

Please refer to the relevant prospectus for the most up to date information. The prospectus of a particular programme contains official information pertaining to a programme approved by the Board of Management, University Senate and the University Grants Commission

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