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

Core Surgical Training ST1 - ST2

The National Surgical Training programme is an eight-year training programme intended for medical graduates who have completed their internship and wish to pursue a career in surgery. Progression to specialist training after year two is based on competitive ranking, performance and suitability metrics.

ST1 training consists of six months in general surgery and six months in another specialty. ST2 training is one-year specialty training. Throughout the two years trainees are assessed via the Competency Assessment and Performance Appraisal (CAPA) process.

A Certificate of Completion of Core Surgical Training is awarded to trainees who have successfully completed two years of core training.  

How to apply  

For further information please contact Zoe Cruise -  email coreST@rcsi.ie or tel: +353 1 402 2262