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How to Survive Acute Take – SpRs needed to deliver popular course to SHOs

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Add to your portfolio of teaching experience and help SHOs manage acute take

We’re looking for SpRs to join the teaching panel for How to Survive Acute Take, a very popular one-day course designed for BST in general medicine.

To be eligible you must be in your second or later year of HST and have an interest in teaching. It’s a great opportunity to build your CV and add to your portfolio of teaching experience.

At the course, you would be on a panel of 5 – 6 SpRs for the day. You would deliver a one-hour workshop at which you discuss sample acute cases and give advice for dealing with common on-call scenarios in your specialty, focusing on the types of cases that can be challenging for SHOs.

A typical course will cover stroke, sepsis, hyponatraemia and cardiac arrest but the programme for the day will always reflect the expertise of the SpRs delivering that particular course. There are usually 25 – 30 SHOs at each course.

You can view a sample course timetable here (PDF)

In return you will be paid €150 per day and expenses will be covered.

We run these courses four times a year in Dublin, Cork, and Galway.

We are particularly interested in getting more SpRs for the course in Cork on Saturday 30th March 2019. There will also be a course in Galway in May 2019.

Let us know if you’re interested in getting involved and, if so, where you are willing to deliver the course (Cork, Dublin, Galway or other).

To sign up, simply contact our Educational Specialist Tracey Ní Dhubhghlas at

Contact us

Tracey Ní Dhubhghlas

Education Specialist

Tel: 01 863 9696

Tracey develops the educational content of courses in RCPI.