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.

Previous recipients

Year   Recipients
2019 Dr Adrian McArdle, a one-year Fellowship in Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto
2018 Dr Eva Bolton, a one-year Retroperitoneal and Pelvic Urological Oncology Fellowship at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London; Dr Emmeline Nugent, a six-month Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio; Dr Peadar Waters, a one-year Surgical Oncology Fellowship in Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery for Advanced Colorectal Malignancy at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne.
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