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

Joint Surgical Colleges Fellowship Examination

The four Surgical Royal Colleges (Edinburgh, England, Glasgow and Ireland) are pleased to announce the introduction of a new suite of Intercollegiate Fellowship Examinations for the international surgical community.

The application process for the following specialties is now live on the JSCFE website:

  • Cardiothoracic
  • General surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Trauma and orthopaedic surgery
  • Urology

Full details regarding the subsequent launch of other specialties will be posted on the JSCFE and all four Surgical College websites.

The JSCFE will have parity of standard with the existing UK/Ireland Intercollegiate Fellowship Examinations and will assess to this standard. As such it carries the international reputation of the existing UK/ Ireland examination and has the value that patients and the public can be reassured that a surgeon achieving this standard has the knowledge and skills to practice independently. It is aimed at those in the international community who are about to, or who have recently completed their training.

We recommend that surgeons who meet this standard, and who are seeking a prestigious international qualification, apply for the examination. On successful completion of the examination, candidates will be eligible to apply for election to the Fellowship of any of the four Royal Colleges. Once such an application has been processed, the successful candidate will then be entitled the use of the Colleges' associated post-nominals FRCS (College).

For information about entry criteria, eligibility, application, and exam regulations, please check the JSCFE website.