Aspire Post CCST Fellowship: North Dublin Peripheral Nerve Surgery

PostDurationCommencingEligibilityApplication Form
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital1 YearJuly 2024Available to doctors who have obtained CCST and are within two years of post CCST* or eligible for entry into the specialist division of Peripheral Nerve Surgery. Applications for this Fellowship will be accepted from surgical trainees in any surgical discipline.Informal enquires to Ms Grainne Colgan at:

TO APPLY interested candidates must submit the following to   

  • Up to date Curriculum Vitae including Logbook
  • Statement of interest

*Closing date on the 31st January 2024

Fellowship Details

1.The fellow will work with all the Consultant Hand Surgeons listed above, all of whom have completed fellowship in internationally renowned units worldwide. The fellow will have the unique opportunity to develop surgical skills beyond the normal scope of Plastic or Orthopedic Surgical training through regular theatre time with an appropriate case load. The case profile includes:

  • Surgical management of adult and paediatric brachial plexus pathology
  • Surgical management of spasticity
  • Surgical management of tetraplegic patients with complex functional deficits
  • Surgical management of nerve tumours
  • Lumbosacral plexus surgery

2.The fellow will have an active role within the North Dublin Upper Limb Surgery Service. Outside of surgery they will attend all specialty clinics for management of brachial plexus injuries, spasticity and spinal cord injuries / tetraplegia. Further elective workload is carried out by the supervising consultants in peripheral sites listed above. The fellow will be expected to attend all sites in order to gain exposure to all areas peripheral nerve surgery & upper limb surgery from a Plastic surgery and Orthopaedic surgery perspective.

3. The fellow will attend morbidity meetings, audit meetings, radiology meetings, as well as contribute to in-house Plastic Surgery Teaching Programme at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital. In each six month period the fellow should undertake a minimum of 10 Case Based Discussions and 10 Procedure Based Assessments of upper limb operations. The fellow should also complete one Multi Source Feedback.

4. The fellow will be expected to complete at least one comprehensive audit in an area of peripheral nerve surgery. This will have clearly defined parameters, with a review at 6 months. The audit loop must be closed after relevant changes have been instigated and final results presented.

5. Both the Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery services have an active research portfolio. In terms of research outputs, a minimum of one submitted original research article in a peer review journal and one oral research presentation is expected at the Irish Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting, as well as international meetings. Proper support will be ensured so that the fellow produces significant academic output, as well as the opportunity to shape policy and discourse at a national level.

6. The candidate must demonstrate diligent study of current hand syllabus as outlined by the Federation of European Societies of Surgery of the Hand (FESSH) and they will be encouraged to sit the FESSH European Board of Hand Surgery Diploma Examination.

7. The candidate is also expected to demonstrate engaged and effective education of undergraduates and postgraduates. They will also be expected to organise and coordinate a national education course in the area of upper limb surgery in the Pillar Centre for Transformative Healthcare at MMUH.

Applications Timeframe: 

  • Closing date on the 31st January 2024

To apply interested candidates must submit the following to   

  • Up to date Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of interest


Confirmation of CCST date or proof of application submission or attainment of registration  specialist division Post CCST Fellowship in Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Irish Medical Council or proof of application submission or attainment of registration  specialist division Post CCST Fellowship in Peripheral Nerve Surgery Irish Medical Council

*The RCSI/NDTP recognise that those currently in Training with an expected CCST in  2024 may not fall in line with a CCST date of June 2020 and applications will be considered from interested candidates who may have a CCST within a reasonable timeframe of commencement of the fellowship.