Clinical Microbiology

Clinical Microbiology deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases caused by microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. It includes the study of microbial pathogenesis and epidemiology and is related to the study of disease pathology and immunology. It is a specialty that encompasses both the laboratory diagnostic aspects and prevention and clinical management of microbial 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 Clinical Microbiology
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 Clinical Microbiology is administered by the Faculty of Pathology, RCPI.

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