Applications must be made to the Irish Medical Council www.medicalcouncil.ie. The Faculty of Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists (RCSI) assesses applications referred to it by the Medical Council. The remit of the Faculty is to compare the knowledge, skill and experience of the applicant to that of a Radiologist eligible for inclusion on the Register following training by the Faculty in Ireland.
In essence the applicant should be able to demonstrate the following:
- An appropriate level of knowledge, demonstrated by passing the Fellowship of the Faculty of Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists (FFRRCSI) or the equivalent qualifications in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
- A minimum of two years in a supervised clinical training post (at least one year post internship) in addition to a radiology training programme.
- Five years in a supervised training post in a radiology programme recognised by the Faculty of Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists as equivalent to its own programme (currently programmes in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand).
- Secondary criteria, including demonstrable training in basic life support, management of adverse reactions to contrast media, familiarity with Irish healthcare and management systems and an ability to locate and apply relevant evidence to practice. (Please see the attached spreadsheet which the Faculty Validation Committee uses for assessment, for guidance.)