UCC Deanery

The UCC Deanery incorporates five training centres across Cork and Kerry. There is huge diversity of training experience available to trainees across the Deanery including opportunities to train in urban, rural, generalist and specialist posts. The Deanery places a very high value on training and supporting trainees to reach their potential.

Training Centres / Sub-Specialities

Key Features

  • BST On-Call- in house in four centres, on call is from home in one centre and also in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Weekly protected time for In-House Teaching including Case Conference, Journal Club and guest speakers. There are joint cross Deanery training session delivered also and can be accessed virtually and in person.
  • Monthly Deanery Academic session which features teaching on subspecialty areas e.g. Perinatal, Eating Disorders, Liaison, Psychopharmacology, Early intervention in Psychosis,  Exam support sessions, Interview support sessions.
  • Reflective Practice group
  • Opportunities for formal teaching to undergrad level including the opportunity to apply to become an adjunct clinical lecturer with University College Cork
  • Management & Clinical Audit Opportunities
  • Research Opportunities
  • Psychotherapy Opportunities
  • Annual Deanery Day with opportunity for trainees to present posters and oral presentations

Clinical Exposure

Trainees have access to: Acute In-Patient, Out-Patient Clinics, Day Hospital, Day Centre, Rehabilitation Unit/Hostel, Domiciliary Visits, Nursing Home visits, School Visits

The Deanery has a number of subspecialty team posts including:

  • Liaison Teams & a CAMHs Liaison team
  • Home Based Crisis Teams
  • Early Intervention in Psychosis Teams
  • Perinatal Team
  • Eating Disorders CAMHS and AMHS Hub Team
  • Forensic Team
  • Social and Rehabilitation Teams
  • A Mental Health for Intellectual Disability Team