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.