National Details

National Population: 5.03 million

ESCP Members: 56

Societies: Irish Association of Coloproctology & Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

ESCP Ireland Representative: Ms Christina Fleming, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick Ireland

National Examination: Intercollegiate Fellowship Examination (Colorectal) (FRCSI Gen Surg)

Journal: Colorectal DiseaseThe Surgeon

Dear Colleagues,

In Ireland the practice of colorectal surgery is a special interest area of general surgery. At the end of surgical training we complete the Intercollegiate Fellowship examination (FRCSI) in General Surgery and select Colorectal Surgery as our special interest and become Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Whilst colorectal surgery comprises a significant part of our higher surgical training programme, following FRCSI we tend to complete further fellowship training in colorectal surgery before commencing consultant practice.

Academically, we perform collaborative research and clinical trials with the Irish Surgical Research Collaborative and National Surgical Research Support Centre, RCSI and through various University and Hospital affiliated research units throughout the country, for example The Limerick Cancer Trials Group in my region.

The Irish Association of Coloproctology annual meeting is held in May each year, with the Sylvester O’Halloran Perioperative Symposium and The Freyer Surgical Symposium important annual surgical meetings in our diary also.

Please get in contact if you would like any more information or are interested in running local events.

Christina Fleming
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon
University Hospital Limerick, Ireland

Colorectal Fellowships in Ireland

  • Clinical Fellowship in Peritoneal Surgery (HIPEC), Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin - Mr Jurgen Mulls
  • ESCP Robotic Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick - Mr Colin Peirce
  • Clinical Fellowship: Advanced Colorectal / Robotic Surgery, Trinity St James Cancer Institute, Dublin, contact Michael Kelly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further Information:

Fellowship opportunities are also offered at St Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin

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