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

Clinical teaching opportunities with RCSI

Why join RCSI?

We offer excellent career development opportunities for our clinical teaching staff, including:

  • Funding for completion of an MD, PhD or MCh (by Research) with RCSI (available for eligible candidates)
  • Generous training allowances for approved courses
  • Refunds of up to €450 on passing approved examinations
  • Education leave for participation on approved training

Contracts may be between one and three years in duration. In some cases, rotation between RCSI sites may be agreed between the staff member and the head of department.

More details on the benefits our clinical teaching staff enjoy can be found here (PDF, 145KB)

Learn more about RCSI’s teaching hospitals (PDF, 903KB)

Please direct any queries to Judy Walsh in RCSI Human Resources on (01) 402 2440 or

Cormac McCarthy, Clinical Lecturer, RCSI

I have found the post of clinical lecturer in RCSI to be hugely rewarding on many levels.

It has been an exciting two years, through learning new teaching skills, keeping up to date, being kept on my toes and refreshing my knowledge. The new challenge of teaching medical students in a more structured environment has been rewarding both from a personal and academic perspective. Knowing how it was to receive tutorials and teaching from clinically experience staff when I was a student it has felt good to finally be on the other side of this and give something back.

Being a graduate of RCSI it has also been rewarding to be involved in a different side of the college and to experience medical teaching from another perspective. As a workplace RCSI has been fantastic, the support staff are excellent and most of all as an institution it is hugely supportive of clinical lecturers completing a higher degree while involved in the undergraduate teaching programme. They have supplemented the post graduate fees as well as supporting my travel to international conferences. Also they have provide me with courses ranging form ACLS to laboratory techniques. I believe the combination of a research degree while teaching has been an excellent experience, both for the variety of work and the support provided to complete my doctorate.