Reilly to cut doctor training time

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly is unhappy with Ireland's postgraduate training bodies, and wants to shorten the time doctors spend in training.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
3rd August, 2013

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly is unhappy with Ireland's postgraduate training bodies, and wants to shorten the time doctors spend in training.

Reilly said he planned to introduce a "new career path for doctors and to shorten their. . . path to specialisation".

"Most countries achieve that in a six-year period. Many of our doctors have to spend 12 to 14 years after qualification. I see no benefit or rationale in that," he said.

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