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

Dr Richard Steevens Scholarship

The Richard Steevens’ Scholarship was established by the HSE in 2007, arising from a recommendation of the Report of the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Group. The Scholarship is now in its tenth round.

This important initiative provides a valuable opportunity for specialist medical trainees to spend time training in centres of excellence abroad and to bring the skills gained back to the Irish health service.

The programme is aimed at supporting clinical training as distinct from research.

The Scholarship is particularly targeted at specialist/Senior registrars who are in the latter stages of their higher specialist training programme, in order to maximise the benefit of specialised training abroad.

Application process for 2018

The HSE is now inviting applications for the Dr Richard Steevens’ Scholarship for positions commencing in July 2018. As set out in the cover page, specific areas of interest have been identified by the HSE. However applications from all specialty areas will be considered.

Applicants must apply through their recognised postgraduate medical training body, in this case RCSI.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • A completed Applicant’s Coversheet (typed, not hand-written)
  • A letter outlining the rationale for applying, the specific skills/training that will be obtained, the learning objectives, novelty of the area and details of how the skills obtained will be utilised on return to Ireland.
  • Written confirmation from the proposed clinical supervisor/host institution confirming that a placement will be facilitated and confirming what (if any) bursary/funding is available from the host institution or any other source.
  • Curriculum vitae, outlining all outstanding clinical and academic achievements to date. 

Applications must be submitted by e-mail to the RCSI no later than Friday, 24 November 2017

Year   Recipients
2017 Dr Kah Hoong Chang, six-month fellowship in Advanced Pelvic Malignancies & Robotic Colorectal Surgery Fellowship at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Dr Niall Davis, one-year Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Genitourinary Tract Surgery at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
2016 Dr Helen Heneghan, one-year Phoenix Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery in Chester, England
2015 Dr Anne Collins, one year fellowship in Plastic, Reconstructive and Microsurgery in St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Australia
2013 Dr Aoife Lowery, one-year International Fellowship in Minimal Access Endocrine Surgery in Hospital Universitaire Timone, Marseille, France
Dr Sarah Earley, one-year Transcutaneous Aortic Valve Implantation / Major Aortic Fellowship in the London Heart Hospital University College Hospital London England