The William Stokes Postgraduate Centre was originally established in 1985 as a dedicated facility to support training needs of medical staff. In 1995 the offices of the postgraduate centre moved to its current location adjacent to the Trinity Sciences Complex. The centre was officially opened by Mr. Austin Currie TD, Minister for State in the Department of Health on Thurs 7th September 1995.
The William Stokes Postgraduate Centre plays a key role in the organisation, coordination and ongoing development of Medical Education at St. James’s Hospital (SJH), in close liaison with Trinity Centre Dublin (TCD), Tallaght Hospital, the RCPI and our community partners in General Practice. The Postgraduate Centre also provides facilities for a broad range of medical meetings & plays a key role in the organisation and coordination of a huge range of educational activities across the hospital.
The Centre also oversees the Trinity SHO Training Programme which is the longest established and largest programme of it’s kind in Ireland.