Two RCPI Trainees win Richard Steevens Scholarships

Congratulations to RCPI Trainees Dr Susan Byrne and Dr Bridget Freyne who have been awarded Dr Richard Steevens' Scholarships by the HSE.

Dr Susan Byrne, Neurology SpR, will use the funding to undertake a Fellowship in Neuroimmunology and Neurocutaneous Disorders at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.

Dr Bridget Freyne, Paediatric SpR, will use the funding to undertake a Fellowship in Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases (TOID) at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

The Dr Richard Steeven’s Scholarship is funded by the HSE and gives Irish SpRs an opportunity to train abroad in subspecialties and specialised skills where training in the Republic of Ireland is limited or unavailable.

The scholarship is designed to support training in novel areas of medicine that will enrich the Irish health service. Winners of the scholarship receive funding equivalent to their current point on the SpR salary scale from the HSE.

The scholarship is open to SpRs who are within two years of CSCST.