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Celebrating 7 Years

The IITOS Training Times (formerly InBox News) is now celebrating it's 7th year

and we would like to thank all Consultants and Trainees for your input and support. 

We hope you enjoy this new format and your feedback is welcome.

Following on from the recent  SAC re inspection visit, the approval of two SpRs in Sligo.  Read more about it here  

See group photo of our FRCS graduates here


Final ARCP and ST8 Seminar Day

Congratulations to the following trainees who were awarded their Certificate of Completion of Surgical Training: 

Mr Adrian Cassar-Gheiti

Ms Ciara Fox

Mr Enda Kelly

Mr Francis O'Neill

Mr James Hepburn

Ms Mary Nugent

Do you want to know what it's like to go through six years in Higher Surgical Training? Francis O'Neill gives us his account of his time on the programme here

Adrian Cassar-Gheiti

Francis O'Neill

Ciara Fox

James Hepburn

Enda Kelly

Mary Nugent

IOTA Trainer of the Year - Mr Peter Keogh

Mr Adrian Gheiti, Outgoing President of IOTA with Mr Peter Keogh, recipient of the IOTA Trainer of the Year award.

The Irish Orthopaedic Association's annual meeting with Basic Science and Viva session with Mr Keith Synnott, took place on the Friday, 14th and Saturday, 15th of June in the Galmont Hotel, Galway.  link  Basic Science details  here

The Trainer of the Year is awarded annually to an Orthopaedic Consultant selected by the trainees in special recognition of their significant contribution to orthopaedic training. Started in 2017, previous winners have included Mr Michael O’Sullivan and Mr Keith Synnott.   


It then comes as no surprise to Orthopaedic trainees and indeed his Consultant colleagues that this year’s Trainer of the Year award goes to Mr Peter Keogh. Mr Keogh qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 1979, and commenced practice as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1994, with appointments to Tullamore Hospital initially, and later Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital and Connolly Hospital from 1997.  Read full write up here

IOA attendees, Dr Patrick McCabe,            Dr Cillean Keogh and Dr Mark Berney.

Welcome the New ST3's onto the Training Scheme

Core Curriculum Training Days

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March - RCSI Interface Day

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April - Castlebar, Primary Hip

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May - Tallaght Trauma, Pelvic and Acetabular

June Core Curriculum - Waterford Polytrauma; long bone fractures; open fractures. Having an ice cream break despite the rain.

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IITOS Core Curriculum Timetable for 2019-2020

The Core Curriculum is a programme for ST3-8 trainees comprised of   10 mandatory training days per year spread throughout the country.  These days are a mixture of didactic and practical sessions meticulously organised by consultants in each unit.  The Core Curriculum Director is  Prof Ruairi MacNiocaill. 


The next Core (Soft Tissue Knee) with Professor James Harty will take place in Cork on the 10th of September.   Enjoy Your Summer Holidays!