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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.

Doctors are an invaluable resource within our health service. Clinician Leadership is recognised as essential in both the delivery of healthcare and the management of the health service. The relationship between medical engagement and leadership and organisational performance including delivery of quality patient care is unmistakeable.

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.

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.

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 Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for 2020 as the closing date has passed as of Friday the 13th of March 2020.  

General enquiries to Stephen O’Donnell, NDTP, Email: stephen.odonnell2@hse.ie Tel: 01 7959913 or Lorraine Flynn, NDTP, Email lorrainec.flynn@hse.ie  Tel: 01 7959917

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 centres 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.

Since the Scholarship was developed and established in 2007, fifty-one seven doctors have been awarded Scholarships and a further nineteen have been awarded bursaries under the programme.  A number of past recipients have since been appointed to consultant posts in Ireland.

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

Dr Niamh Murphy (Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital/Tallaght University Hospital), SpR in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, will undertake a clinical fellowship in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology with the University of Toronto based at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Eamon Francis is a Specialist Registrar in Plastic Surgery at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin and as part of Dr Richard Steevens Scholarship 2020 has been awarded a full scholarship as an International Clinical Fellow in Reconstructive Microsurgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan.

Helen Mohan is a Specialist Registrar in General Surgery at St James’s Hospital, Dublin and as part of Dr Richard Steevens Scholarship 2020 has been awarded a full scholarship as an international Fellow in locally advanced and recurrent colorectal cancer at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr Simon Clifford (Children’s Health Ireland) is a specialist registrar in radiology and will undertake a Fellowship in “Hybrid Oncologic Imaging in Paediatric Radiology” in Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.

Four Bursaries were also awarded

Dr Caoimhe Costigan, SpR in General Paediatrics. She is planning to use this bursary to allow her to travel to The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto Canada to do a Fellowship in Paediatric Nephrology. "Sick Kids" is one of the leading paediatric nephrology training programmes worldwide and one of the largest centres for paediatric renal transplantation.

Dr John O’Neill is an SPR in Histopathology and has been accepted for a fellowship post in Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH), London, commencing July 2020.

The department is a centre for paediatric histopathology training with trainees attending from across the globe.

Dr Emily Stenke, SpR in General Paediatrics will undertake a clinical fellowship in Paediatric Dysmotility and Intestinal Failure at Hospital Necker- Enfants Malades, Paris.

Ailin Rogers is an SpR in Colorectal Surgery at St James’s Hospital, Dublin and as part of Dr Richard Steevens Scholarship 2020 has received a bursary towards a Fellowship in robotic colorectal surgery and multi-visceral resection for advanced pelvic malignancy based in The Royal Marsden Hospital, London.

A broad range of specialities is represented in this year’s intake to the Dr Richard Steevens’ Scholarship and Bursary programme. The NTDP wishes all the participants every success in the coming year and looks forward to their valuable contribution to the care of HSE patients in the coming years.

Further information on the 2020 Dr Richard Steevens' Scholarships will be available in summer 2020.

Information on the 2020 Scholarships and Bursaries can be accessed at this link. Please click here for information on the 2019 awardees.