Completion of BST in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is the first step towards becoming a Obstetrician/Gynaecologist in Ireland.
It is an essential entry requirement for Higher Specialist Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Basic Specialist Training (BST) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a three-year programme.
The first two years of BST in Obstetrics and Gynaecology are spent in Senior House Officer (SHO) posts. You will be placed in a two-year rotation.
Your third year will be spent in a Junior Registrar post. There is a competitive interview process for Registrar posts midway through second year.
Your training will incorporate the following core elements:
Information about what to include in your application can be found on our About Basic Specialist Training page.
In addition to supervised clinical training in the hospital, you are required to pass the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) examination in Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
To help you develop essential technical and surgical skills, you will complete a hands-on two-day basic practical skills course and a Certificate in Basic Ultrasound.
You are also required to attend a number of other mandatory courses, listed below, that will help you to develop professionally and acquire the non-clinical skills and knowledge needed to provide excellent patient care.
|Facts about bst in obstetrics and gynaecology|
|Job title/grade of doctor||Senior House Officer (SHO) in years 1 and 2, Registrar in year 3|
|Sample rotation breakdown||In years 1 and 2 Trainees rotate to a new SHO post in Obstetrics and Gynaecology every six months. Year 3 is spent in one Registrar post|
|Average intake each year||20 - 25|
|Exams to pass||Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) examination in Obstetrics & Gynaecology|
|Mandatory educational courses to be completed as part of BST||• BST Leadership in Clinical Practice
• Ethics, Prescribing Skills and Blood Transfusion
• Family Planning
• Certificate in Basic Ultrasound for Obstetrics and Gynaecology
• Basic Practical Skills in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
• PROMPT or ALSO or MOET (in main teaching hospitals)
• Health Research Methods – An Introduction
• O&G Practical Scenarios Modules (7 online modules)
• Infection control
|Training body||Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists|
Find out more about Basic Specialist Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology:
To qualify for a Certificate of Completion of Basic Specialist Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, you will need to:
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