The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) is delighted to announce the launch of a new training programme, the International Residency Training Programme in Paediatrics.
This postgraduate medical training programme has been developed in conjunction with the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) and gives you the opportunity to complete your core Paediatric training in Ireland.
The International Residency Training Programme in Paediatrics is a three-year training programme, fully delivered in Ireland, certified by RCPI and recognised for registration purposes by the SCFHS. It has been designed to train doctors in the secondary care and prevention of Paediatric disease and illness. Training is primarily structured around developing skills and expertise within four core areas; General Paediatrics, Neonatology, Subspecialty Training and Clinical Judgement.
Successful completion of the International Residency Training Programme in Paediatrics leads to:
On completion of the training programme, you will be eligible for classification as a Senior Registrar in Paediatrics in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
To apply for the Joint Residency Training Programme:
Following acceptance onto the Programme, you must:
or an overall OET score of B (with a minimum score of B in each domain)
Your first year of training in Ireland will build your core skills in General Paediatrics, including exposure to the following key child health areas; Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Developmental delay, Autism assessment and Emergency Paediatrics.
Your second year of training will include a rotation in the core area of Neonatology, in addition to a number of subspecialty rotations, such as Paediatric Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Respiratory, etc.
Further to completion of the MRCPI in Paediatrics, the final year of training in Ireland will be spent at the Junior Registrar/Registrar level, during which time you will have the opportunity to develop your clinical independence and decision-making skills. You will also have the opportunity to select an elective area of practice that interests you and focus on this sub-specialty for a number of months.
During your third year, you will also be eligible to take the Saudi Board Part 2 examinations in Paediatrics and will be exempt from Part 1 of this exam, courtesy of your successful completion of the MRCPI in Paediatrics. Taking the Saudi Board is not a requirement of the Programme, however, you may wish to take this and be dual-board certified.
Dr Huda Al Dhanhani and Prof Karina Butler share their experience as a trainee and trainer on the International Clinical Fellowship Programme in Paediatrics
We know that moving to another country involves a lot of preparation and paperwork.
We are committed to making this process as easy as possible for all doctors who are accepted onto our international training programmes.
The support we offer in association with Castel Education, an agency that specialises in supporting international students coming to Ireland, includes:
Once accepted onto the Programme, RCPI have a dedicated team to help me with the registration process step-by-step, until you’re completely settled in Ireland. They were fantastic, and were available for queries throughout the entire fellowship.
Dr Fatima Al WashahiGraduate, Clinical Fellowship in Maternal Medicine
Taimse manages all matters relating to the International Clinical Fellowship Programme and the Joint Residency Training Programme.
Contact Lauren for information on the Joint Residency Training Programmes. She is responsible for Recruitment to the Joint Residency Training Programmes and Post Interview/ Site Management. She looks after the current JRTP trainees.