Trainees

Excellence in Training

Prizes

The Irish Association of Dermatologists (IAD) strongly supports excellence in research and audit by dermatology trainees.  This is promoted by means of the competitions and scholarships.  

Competitions

Competitions are conducted at the bi-annual meetings of the IAD.  These are open to Dermatology Trainees in Ireland and the UK and are applied for by means of submission of an abstract.  From Autumn 2015, the abstract submission process will be an online process, available here (hyperlink) during open calls.  Reminders and links will also be sent for all those who are members of the IAD or registered on the abstract submission portal.  The pathway will be launched for the Autumn 2015 meeting of the IAD.  

Authors of successful abstracts will be asked to present their work at the bi-annual meetings of the IAD, either as an oral presentation or as a poster presentation.  


Travel Scholarship

AAD Annual Meeting Registration Scholarships

  • Call for applications Mid-June, successful applicants notified Mid- August
  • Applications submitted by email to the Honorary Secretary.
  • Two scholarships available each year.

IAD Travel Fellowships

  • Application form
  • Closing date 30th November
  • All trainee members and consultants within 5 years of appointment are eligible to apply.
  • Four scholarships @ £500 available each year.

Dr Aizuri Murad IAD Travelling Fellowship Report 2016

Wedad Abdelrahman Travelling Fellowship Report 2016


IAD Prizes and Awards

1. Burrows Cup
Awarded for the best Oral Presentation at the Spring Meeting , specifically for scientific research. 

2. Rogers Plate
Awarded for the best Oral Presentation at the Autumn Meeting, Specifically for clinical research.  

3. Poster Prize
Awarded for best Poster Presentation at the Spring and Autumn Meetings.


Oral presentations 

Oral presentations are delivered at a Registrar’s symposium.  

The Burrows Cup and a bursary is awarded to the best oral presentation of scientific research at the Spring meeting of the IAD.  

The Rogers Prize and a bursary is awarded to the best oral presentation of clinical research at the Autumn meeting of the IAD.  

Poster presentations

Posters will be displayed during the meetings of the IAD.  Prizes also awarded for the best poster presentations at each meeting.  

Abstract Guidance

The abstract should include a summary of the study’s:

  • aims
  • methods 
  • results 
  • conclusions

The work presented should not have been previously published and will not be eligible for subsequent submission for the Burrows Cup/Rogers Prize at the following IAD meeting. The applicant should be the principal author and have carried out the bulk of the work him/herself.

Training

Republic of Ireland Specialist Registrar Training Information

There are currently 17 specialist training posts in the Republic of Ireland.  The standard  training programme is 5 years duration, during which trainees are encouraged to develop a sub-speciality interest. Out of programme experience can be granted to permit the trainee to complete a higher research dergree.

The curriculum for Dermatology HST training is available via the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland.

Figure 1 Dermatology training in the Republic of Ireland

Key:

* or equivalent degree
~ optional

The current National Speciality Directors in Dermatology are:

Dr Michelle Murphy, Consultant Dermatologist in the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital and Cork University Hospital, Cork
Dr Patricia Lenane. Consultant Dermatologist in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Dublin.

Trainees

  • Veronika Dvorakova
  • Caoimhe Fahy
  • Catherine Foley
  • Susan Gorman
  • Kara Heelan
  • Eleanor Higgins
  • Rosalind Hughes
  • Lorraine Jennings
  • Clare Kiely
  • Maeve Lynch
  • Aizuri Murad
  • Sally O'Shea
  • Síona Ní Raghallaigh
  • Muriel Sadlier
  • Eoin Storan
  • Saroj Verma
  • Dmitri Wall

Northern Ireland SpR Training Information

Training Programme Director: Dr Susannah Hoey 

The TPD sits on the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board’s (JRCPTB) Specialist Advisory Panel, SAC.
Deanery: Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency

Northern Ireland Training Programme:
We have 7 substantive training posts in Northern Ireland. They are linked to the Belfast Trust and rotate between the Royal Victoria Hospital & Belfast City Hospital. The Dermatology speciality training is 4 years. Less than full time training is also available, “LTFT”.

Trainees are encouraged to develop a sub-speciality interest. Out of programme experience can be granted to permit the trainee to complete a higher research dergree to MD or PhD level.

We follow the UK training scheme. On completion of training the trainee is awarded CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) Dermatology and their name is placed on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register.

The JRCPTB is a Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK body responsible for delivering the three Colleges' role in setting and maintaining standards for physician specialist training in the UK.

This involves, monitoring individual trainees' progress through specialist training, providing expertise and advice as required for trainees and their supervisors, and to make recommendations for the award of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) and Certificate confirming Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) via the combined programme pathway.  Assessment of successful acquisition of the competencies stipulated in curricula for Core Medical Training and Specialty Training is based upon assessment systems carefully mapped onto each curriculum. These systems will measure the progress of trainees using a framework (or blueprint) of workplace-based assessments (WPBA) and knowledge based assessments (KBA) including the MRCP(UK) examination.  Trainee progress, measured by assessment and other evidence, will be recorded using the Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) system described in the Gold Guide.   ‘ARCP Decision Aids' have been written for CMT and each specialty to define the requirements for successful progression at ARCP.  Each assessment system has been designed around the principles established by the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (now merged with the General Medical Council), and mapped to the domains of Good Medical Practice.

Current Northern Ireland Trainee List:

  • Dr Rami el Khayat  
  • Dr Suzanne Clements LTFT
  • Dr Mairi Ferguson LTFT
  • Dr Gemma McIntyre
  • Dr Kris Holte
  • Dr Laura Skillen
  • Dr Conor McGrath
  • Dr Wedad Abdelrahman

 

Web links:
http://www.nimdta.gov.uk
www.jrcptb.org.uk
http://www.jrcptb.org.uk/specialties/ST3-SpR/Pages/Dermatology.aspx

Curriculum: Important documents

JRCPTB Specialty Training Curriculum for Dermatology 2010 (ammendment August 2012) (PDF 1.3 MB)

The Gold Guide (Formerly "A Reference Guide for Postgraduate Specialty Training in the UK") (PDF 1.6 MB)

MRCPUK Regulations and Information for Candidates for Specialty Certificate Examinations 2015 (PDF 511 KB)

JRCPTB Dermatology ARCP Decision Aid – August 2014 (PDF 177 KB)

The British Association of Dermatologists - A Guide to Training in Dermatology (136 KB)