Mid-West Intern Training Programme

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Mid-West Intern Training Programme

Welcome to the Mid-West Intern Training Network Programme. There are six Intern Training Networks in Ireland, each based around an existing Medical School.

 

 

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1. Mid-West (UL)

2. West/Northwest (NUIG)

3. Dublin Northeast (RCSI)

4. Dublin Mid-Leinster (UCD)

5. Dublin Southeast (TCD)

6. South (UCC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ireland, Internship is a one-year training post and it is a mandatory part of medical training. As an Intern, you will be registered with the Medical Council of Ireland, but you have restricted Intern registration only. Upon successful completion of your training and signing off you will be awarded a Certification of Experience by the Medical Council of Ireland and be allowed to progress to specialist trainee or general registration. You cannot progress in your medical career without Certification of Experience. An Internship is made up of several rotations through the Medical and Surgical specialties. A minimum of three months in General Medicine and three months in General Surgery is a requirement for an Internship. ​​​​

 

 

All Mid-West Interns are registered with the University of Limerick, which will allow you access to the UL library and the UL facilities. University Hospital Limerick is the hub teaching hospital, but other sites include:

  • University Maternity Hospital Limerick 

    St John’s Hospital Limerick

    G.P., Ennis, Co. Clare

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    Local Mid-West mandatory requirements for successfully completing your Internship:

    Certification in ACLS for completion during mandatory Induction

    Completion of online Haemovigilance training prior to Induction

    Certification in the National Early Warning Scoring system – COMPASS via HseLand prior to Induction

    Certification in the National SEPSIS training via HseLand prior to Induction

    Completion of the Medico-legal training for Interns - course provided during the first half of the Intern year

    DOPS (Directly Observed Procedural Skills) – Part 1 and 2

    Submission of a research abstract for publication, e.g. RAMI – Intern Study Day

    Satisfactory attendance at dedicated Intern teaching sessions >70%

    Completion of the BMJ modules

     

    Other non-mandatory workshops include Interview Skills, Career Workshops and C.V. Writing.

     

    Mid-West Intern Network Staff

    Joint Intern coordinators: Dr. Margaret O’Connor and Ms. Anne Merrigan

    Intern Clinical Fellow: Dr. Natasha Slattery

    Intern Administrator: Ms. Sinéad Burke 

     

    You can contact the Mid-West Intern Network at MidWestIntern@ul.ie

     

    The Academic Track posts, funded by the NDTP, (the HSE’s National Doctors Training and Planning arm) are providing a small number of Interns with the opportunity to undertake clinical research, gain experience in medical education, and enhance their leadership and management skills.

    The Interns on the academic track will gain the same clinical experience as other Interns and receive the same Certificate of Experience, but in addition will have protected time during the working week to undertake a research project, to participate in medical education or to become involved in a quality improvement project at their hospital.

    Academic Track Interns are assigned an Academic Supervisor in addition to their Clinical Supervisors. The Academic Supervisor will provide them with guidance and support in carrying out their project.  They will have access to research seminars and workshops, and additional training and education. There may be a bursary available to cover their research costs (e.g. bench fees).

    Interns on the Academic Track will be required to achieve the same competencies as all other Interns, and they will need to complete the same mandatory elements of Intern training as all other Interns in addition to their academic goals.

    The four Academic Track posts available within the Mid-West Intern Network include rotations through the following Sub-specialties:

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    UH Limerick

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    General Medicine

     

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    Medicine

    Care of the Elderly

     

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    Peri-Operative Medicine (Anaesthetics)

     

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    UH Limerick

    Surgery

    General/Colorectal

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    Surgery

    General/Colorectal

     

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    UH Limerick

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    Endocrinology

     

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    Medicine

    Care of the Elderly

     

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    UH Limerick

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    Peri-Operative Medicine (Anaesthetics)

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    UH Limerick

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    Peri-Operative Medicine (Anaesthetics)

     

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    Surgery

    General/Colorectal

     

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    UH Limerick

    Academic

    General Medicine

     

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    Medicine

    Care of the Elderly

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    Medicine

    Care of the Elderly

     

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    Peri-Operative Medicine (Anaesthetics)

     

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    UH Limerick

    Surgery

    General/Colorectal

     

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    UH Limerick

    Academic

    General Medicine

    See Related links for further information.

     

    Within the Mid-West Intern Network Interns have the opportunity to be awarded prizes. Their peers select the winner of these awards and they recognise Interns who have demonstrated excellence and have contributed greatly to their group.

    Awards include:

    Intern of the Year

    Intern Researcher of the Year

     

    There are currently 734 available intern posts nationally, including Academic Track positions. These are subject to change year after year.

    The general timeline for applications is:

     - Mid/late October - Opening of Stage 1 of the application process.

     - Jan to March - Academic Track matching process for those who progress, after expressing interest in Stage 1.

     - March - Invite from the NRS to submit for Stage 2 of the application process, along with Medical Council registration.

     - May/June - NRS begin post allocations, candidates notified, deadline for acceptance given.

     - June/July - contract signing and Intern induction.

    Stage 1 for 2021 applications is now closed.