Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus

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.

Training Pathway

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

The Higher Specialist Training Programme in Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus is run by the ICHMT, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

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