Continuous Professional Development Support Scheme

RCSI provides a Continuous Professional Development Support Scheme (CPD-SS) to assist doctors who are not engaged in training to satisfy the requirements of the Irish Medical Council.

Once enrolled in the scheme, eligible non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs) can avail of a  comprehensive suite of programmes, including full and half-day courses in technical and non-technical skills.

Save the date: CPD-SS enrolment

Enrolment for our 2024/25 CPD Support Scheme will open on Monday, 8 July 2024. 

Please note that information with details on how to apply will be available on this page from that date.

Basic Surgical Principles and Practice 

The Basic Surgical Principles and Practice Certificate (BSPP) for SHOs has been specifically designed for surgical doctors who are not currently on a formal surgical training programme. This is a one-year programme delivered between September 2024 and June 2024.

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Surgical bootcamp

Classroom-based programmes

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Discover our range of classroom-based learning courses which allow those enrolled in CPD-SS to develop the relevant skills and knowledge to prosper.

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Self-paced online programmes

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We offer a suite of online CPD-SS courses for busy professionals to keep up-to-date with recent trends and advances in healthcare.

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