50 CPSP doctors reach Ireland for two-year training

LAHORE:July 5: Around 50 trainee doctors of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) have reached Ireland in connection with a two-year scholarship scheme under the CPSP-HSE Ireland. Dr Geoff Chadwick, a senior professor of Royal College of Physicians Ireland, welcomed the CPSP trainee doctors (batch 2017-19) at the Royal College on Tuesday. A combined selection committee of the CPSP and the Royal College Ireland had selected 50 trainee doctors for international medical training at Royal College of Physicians Ireland for the session 2017-19. These selected doctors will start their specialist training at Irish Hospital from July10. The post-graduate trainee doctors will get training in eight specialties - general medicine, general surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, ophthalmology and anesthesia - from various medical institutions of Ireland. Around 290 post graduate trainee of CPSP have already completed their training in seven specialties, while 75 young doctors are currently in Ireland for their training. The post-graduate doctors are registered with the Irish Medical Council and are getting 3,000 Euros stipend equivalent to that of local trainees of Ireland. The CPSP has made compulsory for the doctors to come back Pakistan after completion of two years training from Irish medical institutions. It merits mentioning here that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared CPSP-HSE Ireland scheme one of the best training schemes for developing countries. Published in Daily Times, July 5th , 2017.

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