COVID Era Post – CSCST Fellowship

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The National Doctor’s Training and Planning Unit (NDTP) HSE has announced the opening date for COVID Era Post CSCST Fellowship.

COVID Era POST – CSCST Fellowships November 2020 - Fully Funded

The challenges faced by the Irish health service in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID are unprecedented.

The HSE Chief Clinical Officer has agreed, as a once off in this COVID era, to provide a number of fully funded post CSCST fellowships for the July 2021 – July 2022 training year.

The HSE/NDTP has committed to supporting a number of Post CSCST Fellowships aligned to the RCSI for Surgery and Emergency Medicine.

To progress this initiative the HSE have partnered with the Postgraduate Training Bodies to identify, develop, recruit and oversee these once-off 12 month Post CSCST Fellowships. These opportunities will provide formal recognition of the Fellowships by RCSI.

The process of identification of the Fellowships and subsequent recruitment will be managed through Surgical Affairs with input from the HSE.

All the information and guidance required to submit an application can be found here. We would recommend that you consult with your hospital, Training programme director and specialty colleagues prior to submission of an application.

This is a very welcome step and initiative to ensure the continued growth of formal Post CSCST Fellowships within the healthcare system and offers us a unique opportunity to provide doctors who have completed specialist training in Ireland to access high quality training in a specialised areas of clinical care in Ireland.

With a view to ensuring these Fellowships are accredited and approved in line with internationally recognised fellowships Surgical Affairs will work with the applicants to ensure each COVID Era fellowship meets the required accreditation standards for our Post CCST trainees who choose to remain at home to pursue fellowship opportunities.

Download the application form in a Microsoft WORD format HERE

Key Dates

  • Applications open now
  • Applications close COB 8th January 2021
  • Review of submitted applications & accreditation process December/January 2021
  • Selection & recruitment of fellows (TBA)
  • Application Form COVID Era Post-CSCST Fellowships 2020
  • PGTB Guidance Doc 2020
  • Criteria and Standards for the Accreditation of Fellowship Posts v6.0