Immunology deals with the physiological functioning of the immune system and immunological disorders, such as allergies, autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency and transplant rejection.

Immunology encompasses both clinical and laboratory aspects. In addition to carrying responsibility for running service laboratories, Immunologists are increasingly engaged in clinical management of patients. Training in this specialty covers the technical and managerial skills required to run a laboratory and the clinical skills required for patient care.

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 Immunology
Duration 4-6 years 1 year 2 years 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 FRCPATH
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 Immunology is administered by the Faculty of Pathology, RCPI.

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