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Intensive Care Medicine

Intensive Care Medicine

Training in Intensive Care Medicine

 

Introduction

The College requires expertise in Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) for accreditation in Anaesthesia.  The College has set down certain minimum standards regarding duration and structure of training in Intensive Care Medicine.

 

Eligibility for CST in ‘Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine’

All SATs must complete six months of structured, supervised training in intensive care medicine.  This should be modular in format comprising at least one 2-month module in an ICU recognized for training for the Diploma of the Irish Board of Intensive Care Medicine (DIBICM).  The DIBICM examination is under the auspices of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of Ireland (JFICMI).

 

Special Interest in Intensive Care Medicine

 

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland wishes to promote training in Intensive Care Medicine and to structure training to comply with the modular training requirements of the JFICMI.  The College encourages trainees to sit the examination for the Fellowship of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FJFICMI).

 

For those with a longer term career interest in ICM there are 2 categories of posts for Consultants with a specialist commitment to Intensive Care Medicine

(i) Consultant Anaesthetist with a Special Interest in Intensive Care Medicine (requiring 1 year specialist training in Intensive Care Medicine and the FJFICMI)

 

(ii) Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine. (requiring 2 years specialist training in Intensive Care Medicine and the FJFICMI)

 

The CAI operates a number of posts for those doctors who wish to undertake one year of Intensive Care training within the SAT scheme. These are termed Intensive Care Special Interest posts and are suitable for trainees who may wish to be eligible for the above categories of consultant posts.

 

Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of Ireland

 

The Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of Ireland, based at the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland, is the intercollegiate body tasked with the management of the DIBICM examination and of associated structures promoting expertise and standards in Intensive Care Medicine in Ireland. As an intercollegiate body, the board has representation from the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the Intensive Care Society of Ireland.

 

Entry for the Fellowship examination requires that the candidate possess the Fellowship / Membership qualification of their base Specialty, and have completed appropriate modular training. Full information on eligibility for the Examination and the registration process may be obtained from the JFICMI offices and from the website http://www.jficmi.ie/.

 

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