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Postgraduate medical training

At St Vincent’s University Hospital our size, our multi-disciplinary skills set and our expertise in emergency medicine allows us to provide a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research opportunities to students and newly qualified doctors from Ireland and overseas. We are also the primary referral centre for the region which provides all healthcare professionals with the ideal training ground for all aspects of specialties.

General training in emergency medicine

There are dedicated and protected teaching times for our doctors and nurses.  Teaching for our middle-grade registrars is focused on the core aspects of the curriculum for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Particular attention is given to critical appraisal of the literature, objective structured clinical examinations, short answer questions and management scenarios.

The Emergency Department has a dedicated simulation room with state of the art simulation equipment. Additional multidisciplinary teaching sessions are held on both a scheduled and impromptu basis and many of our consultants are established examiners for both the membership and fellowship of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

Induction in emergency medicine

Twice a year we run a two-day induction programme for junior doctors who have started to work in emergency medicine. This is a skills-based course with consultant and specialist registrar tutors. Candidates have an opportunity to practice the skills taught on the course such as chest drain insertion, suturing, application of plaster of Paris cast, ECG and X-Ray interpretation, wound care, venous access and many others.

The course has been running for 14 years and is also open to doctors not working at St. Vincent’s University Hospital. Places may be reserved by contacting For more information visit