Core Specialist Training (CSTEM)

How to apply

All applicants for the CSTEM programme at RCSI must:

  • Submit a fully completed online application providing all supporting documentation and two referee requests submitted and returned via the online application.
  • Submit evidence to prove eligibility and commencement of registration on either the general or trainee division of the Irish Medical Council.
  • Be able to communicate clearly with patients and colleagues – details of which are outlined in the HSE's English language requirements.
  • Familiarise themselves with the allocation of places 2024 document.

Please note: Applications for the Core Specialist Training Programme in Emergency Medicine 2024 are now closed. The next intake will open in due course.

HSE English Language Requirements 2024 PDF | 501.6 KB Eligibility for IMC Registration Guidance 2024 PDF | 786.5 KB Allocation of Training Places Emergency Medicine 2024 PDF | 660.9 KB Core Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine FAQ's PDF | 1298.4 KB Emergency Medicine Training Intake Data PDF | 5022.6 KB Eligibility for the Trainee Specialist Division PDF | 142.7 KB

The interviews will take place on an assigned date in February 2024 with specified time/times for each candidate. The interview may take place in a specified location or embassy locations for all stakeholders. The interview will likely take the form of a face-to-face process in February 2024 but the process may be subject to change due to situational and or advisories from public health officials and ISPTC /RCSI.

A step-by-step guide on how to apply is available below.

Online guidance video

For further information on CSTEM, please contact us at cstem@rcsi.ie.

We also recommend you visit our portal EMNow for access to policies, procedures and guidelines relating to training and trainee support.