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

Surgical Training Pathway

The aim of the National Surgical Training Programme is to ensure that trainees satisfactorily complete a comprehensive, structured and balanced training programme, which prepares surgeons for independent practice in a particular specialty enabling them to enter the Specialist Register in their chosen specialty and be eligible for appointment as a consultant in the Republic of Ireland.

RCSI is the accredited Postgraduate Training Body for the delivery of Surgical and Emergency Medicine Training Programmes in the Republic of Ireland. It is recognised for this purpose by the Irish Medical Council (IMC) and the Health Service Executive (HSE). The RCSI is the advisory body for all matters in relation to Core and Specialist Training and makes recommendations for the awarding of the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST). 



The following Postgraduate Surgical training programmes are supported and delivered by the RCSI National Surgical Training Programme, encompassing: 



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