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.