311 doctors commence postgraduate specialist training at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

311 doctors commence postgraduate specialist training at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

This week, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) has opened its doors to the 2015 group of doctors commencing the Basic Specialist Training (BST) programme. 311 places have been filled across four specialties: General Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Histopathology.

The BST programme offers specialist training through structured rotations in hospitals across Ireland where they will be supported by our network of local trainers, programme directors and national specialty directors.

At a ceremony to welcome the 2015 doctors in training, RCPI President, Professor Frank Murray, said he was heartened to see the new group of doctors arrive to begin this new phase of their training.

He said, “I am delighted to welcome all 311 of our new trainee doctors to the College as they embark on the next step of their careers. We look forward to supporting you through your training and helping you to reach your full potential as specialist doctors of the future. RCPI is your college and we look forward to you engaging with us.”

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland houses six of the 13 postgraduate specialist training bodies in Ireland:

  • The Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training
  • Faculty of Occupational Medicine
  • Faculty of Pathology
  • Faculty of Paediatrics
  • Faculty of Public Health Medicine
  • Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

 

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