International Surgical Fellowship Programme

At RCSI we provide opportunities for international medical graduates to undertake two years of structured postgraduate surgical training in Ireland.

Suitably qualified surgical trainees – who have been nominated by their employer or other sponsoring agency – can apply for a place on RCSI’s International Surgical Fellowship Programme (ISFP).

About the programme

RCSI delivers this programme under the International Medical Graduate Training Initiative in conjunction with the Health Service Executive.

The programme enables international surgical trainees to undertake two years of surgical speciality training at RCSI training sites in Ireland.

RCSI welcomes applications from international medical graduates (from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland) who wish to apply for surgical fellowships across a range of surgical specialties.

Surgery training

Why train in Ireland?

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A range of opportunities exist in Ireland for postgraduate surgical training across a range of specialties. Find out more about moving to Ireland for postgraduate surgical training.

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Supporting your move

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Once you have been accepted onto our International Surgical Fellowship Programme, we are committed to making your move to Ireland as easy as possible.

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Hear from our graduates

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for RCSI's International Surgical Fellowship Programme in Ireland you will need to complete an application criteria form. Thereafter, candidates shortlisted for progression will be invited to complete a full application form and to provide structured references.

Selected applicants will be invited to attend a first-round interview to assess their general suitability and shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a second-round interview with their designated clinical trainer. On completion of this final stage, a letter of offer will be made to successful candidates.

Criteria form

Please email if you have any queries relating to the ISFP at RCSI.