HOW TO REGISTER AS A DOCTOR IN IRELAND - NON EU DOCTORS

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HOW TO REGISTER AS A DOCTOR IN IRELAND - NON EU DOCTORS

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Author: richard brein

General Registration - Non EU/EEA Trained Doctors

Doctors with general registration may practise independently without supervision but may not represent themselves as being specialists.

Non European Union/ European Economic Area trained applicants are doctors who:

  • Completed their basic medical training in a Non-European Union/ European Economic Area member state

OR 

  • Completed part of their medical training in an European Union/ European Economic Area member state. This typically would be an applicant who completed a medical degree in a European Union/ European Economic Area member state but who did not complete their internship in the same European Union/ European Economic Area member state. 

Application Process

pplication Process

Non- European Union/ European Economic Area trained doctors must submit an application through the online registration account.

Non-European Union/ European Economic Area qualified applicants for registration will be required to have their medical education credentials primary source verified in advance of making their application for registration.

Eligibility Routes

Higher Qualifications (HQ) Route

Doctors who have been awarded a higher qualification and have:

  • Undertaken an internship of at least twelve months which comprised of a minimum of three months in medicine in general and three months in surgery in general

OR

  • Completed a minimum of three years in an accredited training programme. The applicant should provide a letter from the body responsible for overseeing the training, confirming satisfactory completion of a three year programme eg a postgraduate training body.

Certificate of Experience (COE) or Equivalent Internship Route

Doctors who have been awarded a document which is considered by the Medical Council to be at least the equivalent of a Certificate of Experience (Internship Certificate). Council recognises internships in some countries as equivalent of an Irish internship.

Pre-Registration Examination System (PRES) Route

Applicants not-eligible under the above routes may apply to participate in the PRES exam, subject to successful document examination. Please see the important notice regarding applicants for registration through the PRES route.

Additional Information

 

 

English Language

How do I provide evidence of “effective communication skills”?

The Medical Council accepts any of the following as evidence of effective communication skills:

  1. You have a current Academic IELTS Certificate (dated within the last two years) with an overall band score of 7.0 and a minimum score of 6.5 in each module; or
  2. You have passed another equivalent English language test*; or
  3. Satisfactory proof that you have been awarded a Higher Qualification listed in Appendix A of the Registration Rules which was awarded by a postgraduate training body in a country where English is the language spoken by the vast majority of the population; ; or
  4. Satisfactory proof that your basic medical degree and internship training were completed through English in a country where English is the language spoken by the vast majority of the population, e.g. in Australia or New Zealand over 97% of the population speak English; and in the USA over 95% of the population speak English.  This is comparable to Ireland, where over 98% of the population speak English. 
  5. Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - CEFR Level C1or C2
  6. USMLE if all of part 1 and part 2 have been completed.
  7. You have an OET (Category – Medicine) dated within the last two years, with a minimum grade of B in each module.

  What is an acceptable IELTS Score?

A current Academic IELTS Certificate (dated within the last two years) with an overall band score of 7.0 and a minimum score of 6.5 in each module is the score accepted. 

I completed my medical degree and/or internship training in English but not in a country where English is an official language.  Is this acceptable?

Both your medical degree and internship training must have been completed through English in a country where English is the language spoken by the vast majority of the population, to ensure that you have been completely immersed in the English language throughout the duration of your medical studies.  The Council does not consider whether or not English is an “official” language in that country – it considers whether or not the vast majority of the population speak English, in order for you to have been immersed in the language.  For example, over 98% of the Irish population speak English.

I have a Higher Qualification listed in the Registration Rules for exemption from the PRES.  Am I exempt from the IELTS?  

Yes, if Higher Qualifications were obtained and awarded through English by an approved postgraduate training body in a country where English is the language spoken by the vast majority of the population 

I have a Higher Qualification which is equivalent to a qualification listed in the Registration Rules for exemption from the PRES.  Am I exempt from the IELTS? 

Evidence that you have been awarded a Higher Qualification obtained through English in another country, which is equivalent to a Higher Qualification listed in the Rules, can be submitted for consideration.  However, it may take some time for Council to reach a decision and a positive outcome cannot be guaranteed. 

 

 

Source & all credits to – www.medicalcouncil.ie

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