95 doctors in 21 specialties met the criteria for Certificates of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training (CSCST) this year in RCPI.
A CSCST is awarded to doctors who have successfully completed Higher Specialist Training and have demonstrated the advanced skills and knowledge required for practising independently as a specialist, leading a clinical team and managing the everyday challenges of our health service.
Newly qualified specialists in Obstetrics and Gynaecology received their CSCST at the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Autumn conference on 27 September 2019.
Newly qualified specialists in Paediatrics received their CSCST at the Faculty of Paediatrics Autumn conference on 11 October 2019.
Graduates in Internal Medicine, Public Health Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Pathology attended a formal CSCST ceremony on Tuesday 22 October 2019 in No.6 Kildare Street.
A career in medicine has without a doubt made me, made all of us into better, more kind, more compassionate people and it is the instances where I witnessed physicians and surgeons treat patients with incredible dignity and humanity that resonate most. The role of the physician is that of an advocate. We advocate for the sick, the poor, for those who have been discriminated against, for those who face challenges that we do not. We advocate locally for health resources, nationally in referenda and we win. As we embark on this privileged career, to paraphrase Professor Joseph Campbell, we should all continue to seek what best fosters the expression of our humanity, and dedicate ourselves to that.
Dr Cathal Ó Broin2019 CSCST recipient in his speech to peers at the graduation ceremony on 22 October
I sincerely congratulate our newly qualified specialists on reaching this point in their professional career. These doctors have demonstrated excellence in their specialty and this is being formally recognised by the College. It is a privilege to support doctors during the final stage of specialist training. I wish all our graduates continued success in their careers and all the best for the future.
Professor Mary HorganPresident, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland