Post CSCST Fellowship Training

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Subspecialist training for doctors who have completed the RCPI Higher Specialist Training programme

Are you looking to acquire additional training or experience which is not currently available on your RCPI Higher Specialist Training programme, or which you need for a particular consultant post with a special interest (e.g. Stroke Medicine)?

RCPI in association with the HSE has established a register of approved Post-Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training (CSCST) Fellowship posts in the Irish health service.

These Fellowships offer training opportunities for doctors who are within two years of obtaining a CSCST.

The additional training is designed to expose you to subspecialties and advanced clinical skills.

Obstetrics and Gynecology.

What is a Fellowship Post?

A fellowship post is a 12 month period of additional training, beyond that available during Higher Specialist Training.

The post will offer

  • A structured educational experience designed to deliver the requirements of a particular subspecialty which are not readily available within HST
  • A supervisor with authority and accountability for the fellowship post
  • Opportunities for audit and research
  • An enhanced salary

Where appropriate, the post will fulfil training body requirements and HSE employment requirements for consultant posts.

All posts are evaluated and approved by the appropriate training body.

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the RCPI Higher Specialist Training programme within the last two years. So, if you would like to take up a Fellowship post in July 2017, you must have completed HST in July 2015 or later.

How to apply for a Post CSCST Fellowship

Post CSCST Fellowships are filled via a competitive recruitment process coordinated by the relevant Irish postgraduate training body. Application forms for our specialties will be made available on this web page.

Recruitment will follow similar timelines to HST recruitment and posts will commence in July of each year (unless otherwise specified).

If you are interested in applying this year please see list of Post CSCST Fellowship opportunities below and if you have any questions please contact Jennifer Shiels at jennifershiels@rcpi.ie

Post CSCST Fellowship Opportunities

We are currently identifying suitable Post-CSCST Fellowship opportunities in Ireland. We hope to offer Fellowship posts in the following subspecialty areas:

Internal Medicine

  • Transplant Nephrology (Curriculum approved)
  • Obesity (Curriculum developed and awaiting approval)
  • Hepatology (Curriculum developed and awaiting approval)
  • Special interest in Geriatrics (Curriculum under review)
  • Sleep (Curriculum under review)
  • Stroke Medicine (Curriculum approved)
  • Exercise Medicine (Curriculum developed await approval)
  • IBD (Curriculum under review)
  • Adult Metabolic Services (Curriculum under review)

Paediatrics

  • Emergency Paediatric Medicine (Curriculum developed and awaiting approval)
  • Paediatric Diagnostic Cardiology (Curriculum approved)
  • Paediatric Infectious Diseases (Curriculum approved)
  • Neurology (Curriculum developed and awaiting approval)

 

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Doctor in neonatal unit

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Advanced Gynaecological Surgery (Curriculum approved)
  • Labour and Delivery (Curriculum approved)
  • Urogynacology (Curriculum approved)
  • Maternal Medicine (Curriculum approved)
  • Additional Fellowship Opportunities in Maternal and Fetal Medicine in RCOG (more information coming soon)

Pathology

  • Neuropathology Molecular Pathology (Curriculum Approved)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (Curriculum under review)
  • Transplantation Medicine – Solid Organ (Curriculum under review)
  • Transplantation Medicine – Bone Marrow and Stem Cell (Curriculum under review)

Please note, we are unable to guarantee availability of posts on an annual basis.

Contact Us

Jennifer Shiels

Accreditation Coordinator

Tel: +353 1 863 9717

Contact Jennifer for queries relating to Post CSCST Fellowship Training