Moving to Ireland as a General Practitioner? The first thing you will need to do in order to practise is register with the Irish Medical Council (IMC). Below we've outlined how to go about this in an easy step-by-step process.
There are three ways to register with the Irish Medical Council (IMC):
This blog post is specifically for those who completed their medical degree outside of an EU member state. For doctors who received their qualification within the EU, you can read about the process in our other blog post here.
Create an account with the Irish Medical Council (IMC).
You can do this here.
Submit an application form.
Gather required documentation:
Application Fee: General €410 | Specialist €640
Request relevant competent authorities to provide the IMC with your Certificate of Current professional status.
All applicants must provide details of their qualifications and verify that they have not been subject to disciplinary proceedings in any country where they previously practised.
Apply for a Pre-Registration Examination System (PRES).
The PRES exam is primarily a test of knowledge and clinical disciplines of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery and Medicine/General Practice. The PRES exam are based on the Eight Domains of Good Profession Practice as de
There are some exceptions to candidates who are exempt from the PRES exam. Doctors who have achieved a Certificate of Experience from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, Sudan, Malaysia, the UK or Malta.
A reference number will be provided by email as the Medical Council assess and verify your documentation with other bodies and institutions. The Medical Council will then make a decision on your application.
It is usually recommended that you would have full registration before applying for roles in Ireland. However we are here to support you throughout the process. We can sometimes apply for roles during the last stage of registration. It all depends on your personal circumstances.
Currently we have a few permanent roles available - you can see our new roles below.
...and many more!
Please feel free to get in contact today for more information, or to discuss your options. Contact Laura via the email below or give us a call on (01) 567 3123.