Post CSCST Fellowship Training

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.

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

Doctors on ward

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


Jack O'Flanagan

Team Lead, Higher Specialist Training in General Medicine

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9715


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


Vladislava Novicka

Medical Training Coordinator

I look after current and incoming BST and HST Paediatric trainees