Cardiology is a clinical specialty dealing with diseases of the heart and circulatory system. Pathological  processes  in  the  vascular  tree  can  arise  as  a  consequence  of  dysfunction  in  other
systems; therefore, the pathological processes involved and the physical impact of these conditions together with their psychosocial effects require to be understood.

Training Pathway in Cardiology

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
Training Level Medical School Intern Year Basic Specialty Training in Medicine Higher Specialist Training in Cardiology
Duration 4-6 years 1 year 2 years 6 years
Entry Process Graduate or direct entry Entry through the HSE Intern Match Entry based on competitive interview Entry based on competitive interview
Mandatory Examinations As per curriculum N/A MRCPI Exam N/A
Application Date CAO process opens in November Application process opens in October Application process opens in December Application process open in November
Programme Operated by: Undergraduate Universities Intern Networks RCPI RCPI

The Higher Specialist Training Programme in Cardiology is run by the Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

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