Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn


Collegiate Fellowship in Otolaryngology

The Collegiate Fellowship in the specialty of Otolaryngology in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland was inaugurated in 1967. There are two sittings of the examination each year in Dublin and Belfast. Approximately 30 candidates sit each examiantion, the pass rate among nationals is 75-80 percent on first sitting.

The Intercollegiate Examination

The specialty of Otolaryngology rotates throughout the various Colleges. The academic department is responsible for the co-ordination and running of this examiantion when it is held in the Republic of Ireland.

Diploma in Otolaryngology

The diploma examination in otolaryngology is also run under the auspices of our department and is held once a year in Dublin.

Ancillary postgraduate teaching

Otoscopy Workshops
A major improvement in the teaching of otoscopy skills to general practitioners was innovated by our department. Otoscopy worksops are held once or twice an academic term. These workshops are designed to meet the specific needs of general practitioners. The format of the teaching has proven to be most popular and beneficial to GP teachers and trainees.

Temporal Bone Dissection Course
The department has established a surgical skills course in temporal bone surgery in conjunction with the Department of Anatomy. This is co-ordinated by the Senior Lecturer, Mr. Rory McConn Walsh.