Infectious Diseases is a clinical specialty of internal medicine focusing on the assessment, diagnosis and management of acute and chronic infections. Besides these specialty specific elements, trainees in Infectious Diseases must also acquire certain core competencies which are essential for good medical practice. These comprise the generic components of the curriculum.
|Step 1||Step 2||Step 3||Step 4|
|Training Level||Medical School||Intern Year||Basic Specialty Training in Medicine||Higher Specialist Training in Infectious Diseases|
|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 Infectious Diseases is run by the ICHMT, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.