Dear Med Student  

Donal OSheaThe UCD Intern Training Network is proud to be involved in delivering dedicated postgraduate training to interns since establishment of the intern Training Networks across the country, in 2009.

The Network is responsible for the provision and coordination of the Intern CPD Programme and is accredited by the Medical Council (of Ireland). The structure of the programme reflects both the traditional ‘apprenticeship’ nature of intern training and the requirements for a more formalized educational structure under the Medical Practitioners Act (2017). 

Completion of an Internship in Ireland is required in order to progress to any postgraduate trainee scheme. Successful completion of this Intern CPD Programme results in the awarding of a Certificate of Experience (COE) by the Medical Council (of Ireland). The CPD programme requires several mandatory training components completed during a twelve-month supervised internship, which are delivered by dedicated intern tutors and consultant trainers at each UCD Clinical Site. 

Professor Donal O Shea

Director of UCD Intern Network