Basic Specialist Training (BST) in Paediatrics is a two-year programme completed in Senior House Officer (SHO) posts.
Completion of BST in Paediatrics is the first step towards becoming a Paediatrician in Ireland.
It is an essential entry requirement for Higher Specialist Training in Paediatrics.
You will be placed on a two-year rotation so you will know in advance what posts you will be working in
Your rotation will incorporate the following core elements:
Information about what to include in your application can be found on our About Basic Specialist Training page.
You are also required to attend a number of 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.
Study days are held throughout the year and you will be required to attend at least 10 over the course of your BST.
|facts about bst in paediatrics|
|Job title/grade of doctor||Senior House Officer (SHO)|
|Sample rotation breakdown||Year 1
July - January General Paediatrics
January - July Neonatology
July - January Emergency Paediatrics
January - July Paediatric Cardiology
|Average intake each year||35 - 40|
|Exams to pass||Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) examination in Paediatrics|
|Mandatory educational courses to be completed as part of BST||• BST Leadership in Clinical Practice
• Ethics, Prescribing Skills and Blood Transfusion
• Child Protection
• Infection control
• Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS)
• Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP)
|Training body||Faculty of Paediatrics|
To qualify for a Certificate of Completion of Basic Specialist Training in Paediatrics, you will need to