Training Pathway

Radiation Oncology

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the Radiation Oncology specialist training programme candidates should have completed 3 full-time equivalent years of clinical training (1year pre-registration and 2 years post-registration).

Specialist training will therefore follow 2 completed full time equivalent years of General Professional Training (GPT).  Candidate will be appointed by open competition, by the means of an interview by the Faculty of Radiologists RCSI, and assigned to designated training departments.  Trainees will hold the title of Specialist Registrar  (SpR).

All candidates must be registered or eligible for registration with the Irish Medical Council (

Duration & Organisation of Training

The Higher Specialist Training Programme in Radiation Oncology is 5 accredited full-time equivalent years.

During the training programme the trainees will rotate between the three accredited training centres:  Cork University Hospital, Galway University Hospital and St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network (Dublin). Each trainee will be required to spend a minimum of one year in each centre.

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