Training Establishments

An intern is required to complete a twelve month training placement in Ireland and this can be undertaken in the following training establishments;:

12 months in community pharmacy, or;
12 months in hospital pharmacy, or;
6 months in community or hospital pharmacy and 6 months in a training establishment engaged in specific activities (see Rule 17(1) of the PSI’s (Education and Training) Rules 2008), or;
6 months in community pharmacy and 6 months in hospital pharmacy.

Eligibility criteria for recognition of a training establishment by the PSI

In order for a training establishment to be recognised, the training establishment must:

For a training establishment that is neither a registered retail pharmacy business nor the pharmacy department of a hospital, PSI approval should be sought by submitting a formal application for consideration by the Professional Development and Learning Committee. Please contact for more details.

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