Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus is a predominantly clinical specialty dealing with diseases of the endocrine glands as they affect people of all ages. Besides the pathophysiological processes involved and the physical impact of each condition, psycho-social effects must also be understood. The potential benefits and risks of specific treatments must be learned and experience gained in the multi-disciplinary approach to management of patients with diabetes mellitus. The physician may later wish to subspecialise in Endocrinology or Diabetes Mellitus develop to a greater extent, so it is important that an interest in such topics can be facilitated during training.
|Step 1||Step 2||Step 3||Step 4|
|Training Level||Medical School||Intern Year||Basic Specialty Training in Medicine||Higher Specialist Training in Endocrinology & Diabetus Mellitus|
|Duration||4-6 years||1 year||2 years||4-5 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|