Cork University Hospital

General Information

Name of Hospital / Institute / Cancer Centre: Cork University Hospital

Name of Unit: Regional Cancer Centre Cork University Hospital

Address: Regional Cancer Centre Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland, T12DC4A

Country: Ireland


Responsible person/tutor for the fellowship

Name: Prof. Mark Corrigan

Position: Consultant Breast Surgeon & Director of core surgical training



Description of the training programme: The breast surgical oncology training programme at Cork University Hospital provides trainees with broad and multidisciplinary experience inbreast surgery, oncoplastic techniques, medical oncology, radiation oncology, plastic surgery, histopathology, genetics, palliative care, radiology, clinical research and leadership. Trainees actively participate in the weekly MDT, teaching and journal club meetings. Trainees are actively supported and encouraged to formalise their research training by completing a Masters of Research in Medical Sciences through our academic partner University College Cork which delivers a one year MRes programme. Breast fresh frozen cadaveric training programmes are delivered through the ASSERT facility located on campus at University College Cork which is a short walk from the Cancer centre. Equally it is expected that senior trainees support and assume leadership and training responsibilities with regard to our junior trainees.

Position held by the fellow during the traineeship: Position between resident and consultant

The training consist of: The fellow is an active member of the team

Legal requirements: The fellow must hold Irish Medical Council Registration on the General Register, and a work permit, if applicable. Trainees must register with the RCSI Continuing Professional Development programme and maintain a learning portfolio, reaching at least 50 CME points annually in order to renew their annual Medical Council Registration.

Maximum number of fellows in the Unit: 2

Optimal duration of the fellowship: 12 month period in total

Open to both national and international candidates

Ideal candidate: A senior breast oncology trainee approaching the end of their formalised training and suitable to occupy a position between resident and consultant


The fellow will participate in:

  • Operations with the tutor YES
  • Outpatient clinics with the tutor YES
  • The hospital continuing medical education programme YES


Continuing medical education in the Unit: YES


Frequency: Weekly

Research facilities 

Participation to research activities in the hospital: YES


Accessible library: YES


Available accomodation: Short, medium and long term letting is available within walking distance of the campus. On call accomodation is available for those participating in the on call rota. The training centre does not provide specific off site accomodation but will assist the trainee in identifying suitable accomodation

Distance from the Institute/Center: Varies

Public transport: YES

Internet facilities: YES

Financial support

Financial support: YES

Amount of the financial support: Posts are remunerated at the senior registrar salary scale.

Information about the Institution/Department

Name: Surgery

Head of Department: Prof. HP Redmond

Number of Senior Consultants: 6

Number of Consultants: N/A

Number of Residents: 6

Number of beds: 67 (800 on campus)

Number of wards: 3

Number of operation rooms: 1-2 Breast oncology (12 on campus)

Number of operations per day: 5-10 breast specific

Number of operations per year: 1500-1800

Percentage of surgical oncology in the department per year: 75 %

Breast cancer operations per week: 20 - 30

Other: Diagnostic & Reconstructive

BRESO programme director: Prof. Mark Corrigan / Clinical Lead Regional Cancer Service