The Professorial Respiratory Centre is an excellent place to learn. Medics work under the direct guidance of renowned respiratory consultants and are based in Tallaght University Hospital & Peamount Healthcare. They learn how best to treat and care for patients with Asthma, COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Lung Cancer and Respiratory Sleep & Ventilation disorders. They gain experience working in the 10-bed ICU Unit in Tallaght, and in the 25-bed Respiratory Sleep & Ventilation Unit in Peamount. Those with a special interest in research have the opportunity to seek admission to a three year research programme in Trinity College Dublin under the leadership of Professor Seamas Donnelly, Head of Medicine TCD.
Why did you choose Respiratory Medicine and Tallaght University Hospital?
"I was initially attracted to work in Respiratory Medicine as it is a perfect blend of clinical and practical skills; it is very tangible too. I found working on rotation in Tallaght a great learning experience. Everyone was friendly, and I received great support and guidance from consultant colleagues. Working in Intensive care as a part of the SpR rotation was invaluable, as was working in the Respiratory unit in Peamount Healthcare.
It was a great opportunity for me to gain in-depth knowledge and experience in the management of ventilatory and sleep disorders." Dr. Chithra Varghese, Registrar
"Tallaght Hospital is a very friendly place to work. The Professorial Respiratory Centre provides a variety of experience and learning opportunities. I began my training in the Intensive Care Unit where I learned under supervision how to perform many practical procedures and care for critically ill patients. Starting off my SpR year in such an important area was a valuable experience. I look forward to working in the Ventilation Unit in Peamount Hospital. It will be a good opportunity for me to learn how to treat and care for patients with sleep disorders."
Dr. Aoife O'Reilly
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