The Faculty's Higher Specialist Training programme in Sports and Exercise Medicine (HST SEM) received formal accreditation from the Medical Council of Ireland in early 2017. The training programme was signed off by the Minister for Health, Mr Simon Harris, in March 2017, and the first SpR intake took place in July 2019.

Programme Director: Dr Suzi Clarke MB, FRCPI, FFSEM, MSc (Sports Medicine)

Dr Suzi Clarke is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. She has previously served as Honorary Secretary to the Board from 2012- 2015. She is the programme director for higher specialist training in sports and exercise medicine in Ireland.  She currently works as a consultant sports medicine physician and lead for musculoskeletal medicine in Vhi SwiftCare. She previously worked as a specialist in sports medicine in the emergency department at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin from 2011-2019.  She has worked as Team Doctor for the FAI senior, U19 and U17 women’s team and is a member of the FAI medical committee. She has also worked as medical officer for Irish Hockey and also as Team Doctor for Irish Athletics and Swim Ireland. She was a member of the medical staff for the Irish team at the London Olympics in 2012.