Available Scholarships and Fellowships

Management and Leadership Scholarship 

 In 2017 NDTP launched a new Scholarship to part fund 24 NCHDs pursuing a Masters Degree in Management and Leadership Skills.

The funding is being made available via the National Doctors Training & Planning function of the organisation’s HR Division. 

Funding will be available for up to 60% of the cost of an approved Masters course in the Republic of Ireland reimbursed up to a maximum of €4,800 per year.

Announcing the development Professor Eilis McGovern, HSE National Doctors Training & Planning, said: “This scholarship is an investment both in the professional development of non-consultant hospital doctors and in the future of the Irish public health service”. Dr Catherine Diskin, National Lead NCHD /NDTP Fellow commented that this new “scholarship is a welcome support to NCHDs interested in pursuing a postgraduate Masters Degree in management or leadership and am grateful with Ms Aoife Nolan for her kind work”.

The HSE is interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of specialities. The funding will support 24 doctors to pursue a Masters – 12 places will be part-funded in the first year and a further 12 in the second year.

The objective of the funding is to:

·         Provide an additional option to NCHDs regarding their area of interest

·         Encourage doctors with an interest in management and leadership roles to undertake a formal qualification

·         Prepare doctors for management and leadership roles e.g. Clinical Directors

·         Enhance the key role clinicians play in management and equip NCHDs with the necessary skills to undertake these roles in the future

It is expected that the Masters programme will be two years part time, however consideration will be given to applicants who are availing of out of clinical programme experience recognised by their training body and wish to complete a one year full time programme.

Further information on the Management and Leadership Scholarship Guidance Document and application forms are available here and also from Orla Smith on 076 6959917 or at email orla.smith7@hse.ie or Stephen O' Donnell on 076 6959913 or at stephen.odonnell2@hse.ie 

Overseas Training - Dr. Richard Steevens' Scholarship

The Dr. Richard Steevens' Scholarship is awarded annually to Specialist / Senior Registrars with strong track records in achievement. 

The Scholarship supports doctors to train in centers of excellence overseas in novel areas of medicine and patient care which are limited or unavailable in Ireland and to bring the skills gained back to the Irish health service.

The Scholarship was developed and established by the HSE in 2007, following a recommendation in the Buttimer Report. To date, thirty nine doctors have been awarded Scholarships and a further fifteen have been awarded bursaries under the programme.  A number of past recipients have since been appointed to consultant posts in Ireland.

Prof Frank Murray, Director of the National Doctor’s Training and Planning unit in the HSE has announced the awarding of four scholarships and four bursaries under the Dr Steevens’ Scholarships Programme for 2018. 

After due consideration four Scholarships were awarded to the following outstanding candidates

Dr Eva Bolton is a Specialist Registrar in Urology and will commence a clinical fellowship in retroperitoneal and pelvic oncology in The Royal Marsden Hospital (RMH), Chelsea, London from August 2018.

Dr Sarah Moran, SpR in Ophthalmic Surgery will undertake a clinical fellowship in Anterior Segment & Corneal Surgery at the Fondation Adolphe de Rothschild in Paris, France.

Dr Michael O’Reilly, SpR in Radiology will undertake a one year Fellowship in Neuroradiology as part of a three year training programme in the University of Washington beginning in July 2018.

Dr Peter Riddell, SpR in Respiratory Medicine at the Mater Hospital, will complete a clinical fellowship in Lung Transplant Medicine at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

Four Bursaries were also awarded

Dr Rosin Coary, SpR in Geriatric Medicine will undertake a Fellowship in Peri-operative Medicine for Older Patients:  This is a one year fellowship in peri-operative medicine for older patients, at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, England under the supervision of Dr David Shipway.

Dr David Gibson, SpR in Gastroenterology will undertake a fellowship in Luminal Endoscopy in Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.  This fellowship focuses on advanced skills in therapeutic luminal endoscopy.

Dr Emmeline Nugent, SpR in Colorectal Surgery will undertake a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic with a special focus on Surgical Training & Simulation Technology.

Dr Peadar Waters, SpR in General and Colorectal surgery will undertake a fellowship in robotic colorectal surgery and operative intervention for recurrent/complex pelvic malignancies at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC), Melbourne, Australia.

Further information on the 2019 Dr Richard Steevens' Scholarships is available here. The application form can be downloaded at this link.

Information on the 2018 Scholarships and Bursaries can be accessed at this link. Please click here for information on the 2017 awardees.