Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus

Training Pathway


There are four steps in the training pathway to become a specialist in Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus.

Higher Specialty Training in Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus

Following basic specialty training doctors may choose to continue training at higher specialist training level. At this point in training doctors must decide the specialty they wish to pursue.

The information below outlines important information about higher training in the specialty of Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for Higher Specialist Training (HST) in Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus must have completed a minimum of two years Basic Specialist Training (BST) in approved posts and obtained
the MRCPI or (UK*).

Duration & Organisation of Training

The duration of HST in Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus is 4 years, one year of which may be gained from a period of full-time research. Those who wish to obtain dual certification in
Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus and in General Internal Medicine will require at least a fifth year of training.

No particular order or sequence of training will be imposed and programmes offered should be flexible i.e. capable of being adjusted to meet trainees’ needs. The earlier years will usually be directed
towards acquiring a broad general experience of Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus under appropriate supervision.

An increase in the content of hands-on experience follows naturally, and, as confidence is gained and abilities are acquired, the trainee will be encouraged to assume a greater degree of responsibility and independence.

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