Trainees are advised to inform themselves of the timing of all curricular modules in their academic year and must remember that they are responsible for meeting the various assessment and progression requirements throughout the training programme. The Faculty is committed to the promotion of an environment for work which upholds the dignity and respect of staff and which supports every individual’s right to work in an environment which is free of any form of harassment, intimidation or bullying.    Details of lectures can be found on MedHub.

Lectures Schedules/Tutorials/Rotations

Part I Lecture Schedule 2023.24

Part II 2nd Year Lecture Schedule 2023.24

Part II 3rd Year Lecture Schedule 2023.24

Notice re AIRP Courses

FRCR Part 1 Lectures - Radiation Oncology

Final FFR Part 2 Lectures - Radiation Oncology

Trainee Rotations

 

Leave/Absences

Notification of Leave Document

Out of Programme Experience - Request Forms for Pre-Approval & Post-Approval

Diagnostic Radiology Leave Entitlements March 2017

Radiation Oncology Leave Entitlements Document 2020

Career Breaks for NCHDs

 

Progression Criteria

SpR Progression Criteria – Diagnostic Radiology May 2020

SpR Progression Criteria – Radiation Oncology 2018

Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training (CSCST)

This is available to Specialist Registrars upon completion of five accredited years of training, obtaining Fellowship of Faculty of Radiologists and Radation Oncologists and completion of mandatory modules as required by the Faculty.  It will only be available once all these requirements have been met.  We will not be able to provide CSCST earlier than this.

Procedure to obtain CCST

  • If all five years of training have been fully accredited with the Faculty of Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists we will automatically provide you with CSCST. Please ensure that we have the correct postal address on file.
  • If four years of training were carried out with the Faculty, and the fifth year is to be undertaken abroad, please note that you must be granted prior approval by the Fellowship Advisory Committee for the Fellowship year before completion of fourth year.  Out of Programme Experience Form A must be completed and submitted in this regard.  Following completion of your Fellowship abroad, an Out of Programme Experience Form B must be completed and submitted with a supervisors end of fellowship report, a copy of the curriculum and an updated cv.
  • Maximum of one year out of programme experience is recognised for HST(Curriculum to be approved by the Faculty)

 

Health & Wellbeing 

Contacts for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Medical Council Wellbeing

Medical Council Wellbeing Guide

Medical Council Wellbeing Video

Medical Council Wellbeing Tips Video

 

Policies & Guidelines

SpR in Difficulty Guidelines 2016

Dr in Difficulty Green Form 2016

Dr in Difficulty Yellow Form 2016

Supporting NCHD access to Protected Training Time – 11th July 14

Recording Protected Training Time – 11th July 14

SpR Transfer Policy

Faculty Equality and Diversity Policy

RCSI Dignity at work policy

HSE Dignity at work policy

Faculty Dispute Resolution Policy

Faculty Appeals Process

Faculty Disability Policy

Guide to Post-CSCST Fellowships

Online Resources

Protocol for Doctors Returning to Work after Period of Illness

Protocol for Doctors Returning to Work after Period of Absence

Training Resources

Flexible Training Policy 2024

Flexible Training Application Form 2024

Guide to Radiology Logbook for SpRs

Medhub Mobile Guide to Logbooks for SpRs

Aspire 2021 Guidance Document

Spark Innovation Programme

Docs as parents network Ireland (Facebook Group)

Alumni Database for Trainees

Managing Your Money Webinar

 

Other Information

 

HSE Approved Consultant Posts for Recruitment Approved Consultant Posts for Recruitment

Information about MSKCC Fellowships

 

Faculty of Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists - Travel Bursary & Publication Award

1: Faculty of Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists Travel Bursary

It has been proposed by the Dean and Scientific Committee that a limited number of bursaries of up to €1,000 can be made available for Radiology and Radiation Oncology SpRs presenting research or audit at international meetings. This can include oral presentation of posters.  Presentations relevant to Radiology/Radiation Oncology quality improvement will also be considered.

There will be a maximum of 10 bursaries available each year to reimburse trainees for travel, accommodation and registration for any meeting attended during the calendar year 2024. These claims can be made retrospectively. If there are more than 10 applications, the distribution of the awards will be decided by the Scientific Committee based on the merit of the topic. Applications may be made up to 31st January 2025. Applicants must be able to supply receipts for the expenses which are to be reimbursed.

2: Faculty of Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists Publication Award

It has been proposed by the Dean and Scientific Committee that an award of up to €500 will made to Radiology and Radiation Oncology SpRs who have published papers in a peer-reviewed journal as first author. Publications relevant to radiology quality improvement will also be considered. There will be a maximum of five awards available each year for any article published during the calendar year 2024. The distribution of the awards will be decided by the Scientific Committee based on the merit of the paper. Applicants may also apply for the Travel Bursary within the same calendar year if presentation and publication have occurred within 12 months.

Applications may be made up to 31st January 2025. Applicants must be on the current training scheme or, for publications, undertaken the research while part of the scheme (this may require signing off by the supervising consultant).

Travel Bursary & Publication Award Application Forms 2024

 

Training Support Scheme (TSS)

Additional Training Support Funding has been made available to NCHDs from July 2019 onwards. This scheme is in addition to existing financial supports such as the Clinical Course and Exam Refund Scheme and the Higher Specialist Training Fund. Funding is allocated based on Grade and the table below indicates the amount available under the TSS for each registration training year, July – July.  Funding is available pro-rata for doctors employed on shorter contract durations.

The new allowances from 9th January 2023 are as follows:

Grade Amount per Registration Year
Intern €1250
SHOs and Registrars €1750
SPRs/GP Registrars/Psychiatry SRs on a training scheme €2500

A list of approved clinical courses, conferences and examinations that can be claimed for under the TSS are listed here.

Please see the NCHD Training Supports Scheme (TSS) Guidance Document for Employers & NCHDs here.

Further information/user guide on how to submit claims for refunds under this Scheme can be found here

Clinical Course & Examination Refund Scheme for NCHDs

This scheme is open to all NCHDs. There is an approved list of clinical courses & examinations qualifying for this refund scheme contained in the guidance document. A maximum contribution of €450 is payable to NCHDs for each course or exam on this list. The NCHD must make an application for Clinical Course and Exam Refund Scheme payment through the CCERS section of their NER account.

Clinical Course Exam Refund Policy Document

Specialist Training Fund for Higher Specialist Trainees

Please note that claims are now managed directly by the Faculty of Radiologists For further information about the specialist training fund for higher specialist trainees please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the National Doctors Training & Planning Unit Hub at www.hse.ie/doctors

Specialist Training Fund Guidance Document 2023-24 - Effective July 10th 2023

Specialist Training Fund Application Form 2023-24

Specialist Funding Bank Account Details Form

 

Previous Years

Specialist Training Fund Guidance Document 2021-22

Specialist Training Fund Application Form 2021-22

Specialist Training Fund Guidance Document 2022-23 - Effective July 11th 2022

Specialist Training Fund Application Form 2022-23

 

Dr Richard Steevens’ Scholarship – Call for Applications OPEN

The HSE is inviting applications for the Dr. Richard Steevens’ Scholarship for positions commencing in July 2024. Applications from all specialty areas will be considered.

Applications should focus on the acquisition of particular identified training for which opportunities are limited or unavailable in Ireland, which are relevant to the Irish health service and which will benefit future patient care in Ireland. 

The HSE envisages that up to four Scholarships will be awarded.  In cases where the successful applicants have some financial support from their host institution or other source, this will be offset against the scholarship, in which case it may be possible to award additional bursaries under the programme. 

The details of which are available in the “Applicant’s Guide”. Please see the “Applicant’s Guide” for more information, available from Training Bodies.

Applications must be received by the Training Body by November 3rd, 2023.

Dr Richard Steevens Applicant Guide - 2024

Dr Richard Steevens Application 2024

Previous Awards Dr. Richard Steevens’ Scholarship

 

 

Aspire Post CSCST Fellowship Program 2025

Aspire is an NDTP-funded world-class Post CSCST Fellowship Program in Ireland. The Faculty of Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists identifies and recruits fellowships for its training community.

The Faculty of Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists has partnered with HSE NDTP to establish a number of world-class Post CSCST Fellowships in the area of Radiology and Radiation Oncology.

The Aspire Fellowship is a 12-month program for doctors in receipt of a CSCST from an Irish Postgraduate Training Body.The program offers exceptional individuals high-quality training and exposure to speciality training and advancedclinical skills, in addition to an SpR salary for the duration of the fellowship.  There are 40 world-class Aspire fellowships permanently established across the acute, primary care and mental health specialities.

Aspire Post CSCST Fellowships offers:

● A structured educational experience

● A personal supervisor

● Opportunities for audit and research

● SpR salary for the duration of the fellowship

2025 Programme Information

Fellowship commences: July 2025

Duration: 12 months

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a CSCST from an Irish Postgraduate Training Body and be within three years of completion of Higher Specialist Training in July 2025 or have entered the specialist division of the MCI register within two years.

Call for Proposals: The Faculty of Radiologist and Radiation Oncologists have an open call for proposal until May 31st, 2024. You can download program information and the application form here.

Applications: Aspire Fellowship positions commencing in July 2025 will be advertised on this page in October 2024. 

Read more about the Aspire Post CSCST Fellowships. 

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