Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine is the branch of medicine that focuses on health care of older people. It aims to promote health and to prevent and treat diseases and disabilities in older adults.

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 Geriatric Medicine
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 Geriatric Medicine is run by the ICHMT, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

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