Post-CSCST Fellowships are designed for doctors who need to acquire additional training or experience that was not available on their Higher Specialist Training programme, and that may be required for a consultant post (for example, stroke medicine).
In association with the HSE, RCPI has established a register of approved Post-CSCST Fellowship posts in the Irish health service. These Fellowships offer training opportunities for doctors who are within two years of completing their HST programme and obtaining a CSCST.
The additional training is designed to expose you to subspecialties and advanced clinical skills.
What is a Fellowship Post?
A Fellowship Post is a 12 month period of additional training, beyond what is available during Higher Specialist Training.
The post will offer:
- A structured educational experience designed to deliver those requirements of a particular subspecialty which are not readily available within HST
- A supervisor with authority and accountability for the Fellowship Post
- Opportunities for audit and research
- An enhanced salary
Where appropriate, the post will fulfil training body requirements and HSE employment requirements for consultant posts. All posts are recruited, evaluated and approved by the appropriate training body.
Please note, these hospital-funded posts will most likely be created by the conversion of existing SpR or non-training posts. We are unable to guarantee availability of posts on an annual basis as approval is only ever valid for 12 months. Fellowship posts will not necessarily be occupied each year.
Training bodies are supported and funded by HSE NDTP.