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Irish Trainees

Those who are undertaking approved surgical training in Ireland are known as Specialist Registrars (SpRs).

Guidance on the arrangements for SpR training is set out in A Manual of Higher Surgical Training (also known as the Pink Book) and A Guide to Specialist Registrar Training (also known as the Orange Book).

SpR trainees are expected to use eLogbook to record their operations.

At the end of training Irish trainees receive a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST).

The Irish training system is in the process of changing.  For details of the new system, which began in 2013, see here.

Please note that the JCST will archive trainee files after they have been recommended to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) for the award of a CCST certificate. Our records retention policy requires us to keep archived trainee files for eight years after which the files will be confidentially destroyed.