Post CSCST Fellowship Training

Doctor attends to neonate

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.

Fellowships now open for applications

Post CSCST Fellowship in Transplantation Medicine – Haemopoietic Stem Cell & National Transplant Coordination, apply by 4 Jan 2019

The Faculty of Pathology is seeking applications from suitable candidates for a Post CSCST Fellowship in Transplantation Medicine – Haemopoietic Stem Cell & National Transplant Coordination.

The fellowship will be based in St James's Hospital, commencing July 2019 for one year.

Read the curriculum for this fellowship programme

The fellowship will provide advanced training in Clinical Microbiology Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant and in National Transplant Coordination. The curriculum is designed to develop the skills required to engage with the advanced diagnostic and management approach for infections occurring in HSCT patients.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 4 January 2019.

Shortlisted candidates must be available to interview on 19 March 2019.

To apply, submit the following to Lauren Kerchner (laurenkerchner@rcpi.ie):

  • Your CV
  • Statement of interest
  • Confirmation of your CSCST date

Read more about this fellowship (PDF)

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.

Post CSCST Fellowship Subspecialty areas

We are continuting to identify suitable Post-CSCST Fellowship opportunities in Ireland.

We hope to offer Fellowship posts in the following subspecialty areas:

Internal Medicine

Paediatrics

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Contact Us

Higher Specialist Training

Catherine Corcoran, HST

Programme Coordinator, HST Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Contact Catherine for queries about Higher Specialist Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Cathie Kearns

Coordinator, Internal Medicine Higher Specialist Training

Tel: + 353 1 863 9753

Contact Cathie for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Clinical Genetics
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Rehabilitation Medicine


Chantelle Bentley

Coordinator, Public Health Medicine and Occupational Health, Higher Specialist Training

Tel: + 353 863 9174

Contact Chantelle for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Public Health Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine


Jack O'Flanagan

Team Lead, Higher Specialist Training in General Medicine

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9715


Jasmine Thompson, HST

Programme Coordinator, HST Paediatrics

Tel: 01 8639 710

Contact Jasmine for queries about Higher Specialist Training in

  • General Paediatrics
  • Neonatology
  • Paediatric Cardiology


Katerina Prazakova

Coordinator, Internal Medicine Higher Specialist Training

Tel: +353 1 863 9796

Contact Katerina for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Genito-Urinary Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Cardiology


Lauren Kerchner, HST

Coordinator, Pathology Higher Specialist Training

Tel: +353 1 863 9640

Contact Lauren for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Chemical Pathology
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Haematology
  • Histopathology
  • Immunology


Sandra Keeping

Coordinator, Internal Medicine Higher Specialist Training

Tel: +353 863 9716

Contact Sandra for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine