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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 2022 document.

Please note: Applications for the Core Specialist Training Programme in Emergency Medicine July 2022 intake are now closed.

Allocation of Places on the National Emergency Medicine Training Programme PDF | 700.3 KB

The interviews will take place on an assigned date in February 2022 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 2022 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.