Respiratory Medicine

Respiratory Medicine is a clinical specialty dealing primarily with diseases of the lungs but also their effects on other organs. Many diverse pathological processes are involved in producing such disorders and in addition to the common diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and carcinoma of the lung, many other inflammatory, infective and degenerative processes lead to a wide variety of diverse diseases.

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

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