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Core Surgical Training (CST)


How to apply

All applicants for the CST programme at RCSI must:

  • Submit evidence to prove eligibility and commencement of registration on the Irish Medical Council at the time of application.
  • Be able to communicate clearly with patients and colleagues (details of which are outlined in the HSE's English language requirements document below).

Applications for CST 2022 intake is now closed. Applications for the 2023 intake will open in October 2022.

Eligibility for IMC Registration Guidance PDF | 567.6 KB HSE English Language Requirements PDF | 506.3 KB

Further information

For further information on CST, contact us at coreST@rcsi.ie.

Please note

  • There is no limit to the number of times you can apply to the programme.
  • You are expected to be truthful and honest in your application. The submission of false or misleading information will be regarded as a form of professional misconduct – this will lead to permanent disqualification and you may be reported to the Irish Medical Council.

Guidance documents

Below you will find important information/documentation regarding the 2022 intake process.

Application Checklist PDF | 569.9 KB CST Guide to Selection Marking PDF | 250.2 KB Guidance on Allocation of Training Places PDF | 566.7 KB CST Frequently Asked Questions PDF | 506.5 KB