MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE

ENJOY A BALANCED LIFE

BE A GENERALIST AND A SPECIALIST

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Are you thinking about a career in General Practice?

This is the dedicated website for all those considering a career in General Practice.

Here, you will find out…

  • How to apply to be a General Practitioner.
  • The training programme of the Irish College of General Practitioners.
  • The Application Process and the Key Dates you need to know.
  • What documents you need for the Application Process.

Here, you can…

  • Learn what trainees say about the training programme.
  • Hear what it’s like to train in a rural practice.
  • Find out about the experiences of doctors training in urban Dublin.
  • Learn how the ICGP programme combines experience in top class hospitals, with hands-on experience in real-life practices.

Here, you will learn…

  • Why young doctors have chosen General Practice.
  • How the ICGP training scheme offers you continuity and choice.
  • How the four-year programme provides unique day release teaching and the opportunity to liaise with your colleagues.
  • How General Practice offers you a rewarding and fulfilling career, with you in control.

General Practice offers you a rewarding and fulfilling career, a life with you in control, with vast opportunities to specialise in the area of medicine you want to follow. A life with the support of your colleagues, and the time to spend with your family and friends.

It’s never been a better time to become a GP in Ireland.  GPs have even more scope to specialise, expand and define their role in the community and at the heart of the Irish healthcare services.

Be a GP. It’s a good life.

#GP STORIES

#Why Be a GP?

Make a Real
Difference

Be a GP and make a genuine difference to the lives of people and communities. Watch your patients grow and recover, adapt and change. Be part of a team that makes a difference to an individual by listening, helping and being passionate about their care and their lives. Enjoy the diversity, Be a listener, be a problem-solver.

Enjoy a Balanced
Life

Be a GP and control your hours, define your day, protect your time to learn and work to live, not live to work. Enjoy a life with independence and flexibility. Have a family-centred lifestyle, in the heart of your community.

Be a Generalist and a Specialist

Be a GP and be a diagnostic powerhouse, challenged by every patient who walks through your door. In any one day, diagnose a wide variety of conditions, from heart disease to depression, minor surgery and paediatrics – helping patients with all medical presentations. Never stop learning, with CME, supportive professional networks and opportunities to develop special interests.

Are you thinking about a career in General Practice?

Wondering what it would be like to be a GP in urban or rural Ireland?

Want to know more about the 4-year training programme?

#Get In Touch

Would you like a follow up contact?

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Contact Us to…

  • Let you know when the Application Process opens.
  • Receive information about the ICGP’s Application & Information Session on Nov. 4th
  • Receive information on the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

The ICGP, 4/5 Lincoln Place,
Dublin 2, Ireland

#Key Dates

23rd September 2017 – Joint HSE/Forum of Postgraduate Training Body Medical Careers Day, Dublin Castle. Register for free HERE
16th October 2017 – 2018 online application opens.
17th November 2017 – 2018 online application closes.
4th November (am) 2017 – ICGP Application & Information Session, Croke Park. More Info
13th December 2017 – online notification of interviews.
14th February 2018 – 2018 interviews.

#FAQ’s

How can I train to be a GP in Ireland?
The Irish College of General Practitioners (www.icgp.ie) is the professional and training body for Irish general practice. The College (ICGP) runs the four-year specialist training programme for General Practice. Two years are spent primarily in a hospital setting, and years three and four are spent in supervised general practice.
How can I find out more information on GP Training in Ireland?
The ICGP will hold a free information session in Croke Park on the 4th November 2017.  Registration will open shortly online; for further information consult the ICGP website www.icgp.ie.  Doctors attending this session will get a chance to meet representatives from the various training schemes and get advice on completing the online application form and the 2018 process.
What are the dates for the application process?
The application process for the July 2018 intake will open on 16th October 2017 and close on 16th November 2017.

 

Only applications submitted online during this time will be accepted. If you wish to be contacted when the application process opens, you can send us an email via the Contact Form on this website.

How does the application process work?
There is an online application process for GP training. The link for this can be found on the ICGP website www.icgp.ie.  Only applications submitted online will be considered.
What documents do I need to submit with my application?
There are quite a number of documents required for the application process.

 

In advance of applying and to reduce any stress we suggest you consider collating the documents ahead of time, the list of documents required includes:

  • Evidence of eligibility for the trainee specialist register with the Irish Medical Council
  • Evidence of meeting HSE English language competency requirements (https://www.icgp.ie/go/become_a_gp/gp_trainee_recruitment/eligibility_criteria)
  • Medical Council Registration Certificate
  • Current Certificate of Registration with competent authority if not registered with the Irish Medical Council
  • Passport sized photo
  • A colour scanned copy of passport
  • Transcript of exam results from university/medical school
  • Membership/Fellowship Certificates
  • Degrees/Diplomas

A full list of documents and declarations will be available HERE 

Who is eligible to apply for the 2018 scheme?
The eligibility criteria for the GP training schemes is available here https://www.icgp.ie/go/become_a_gp/gp_trainee_recruitment/eligibility_criteria
Where are the training schemes based and what GP practices are involved?
There are currently 14 GP training schemes in Ireland. They are based throughout the country.

 

The 14 schemes are as follows (alphabetical order)

  • Ballinasloe
  • Cork
  • Donegal
  • HSE Dublin Mid Leinster
  • Mid Leinster
  • Mid West
  • North Dublin City
  • North Eastern
  • RCSI/Dublin NE
  • Sligo
  • South East
  • South West
  • TCD/HSE
  • Western
Can I choose where I will complete my training?
At the time of application you will be asked to rank your preferred location.  Applicants are only asked to select the training scheme they are genuinely interested in.
Can I get credit if I have completed Basic Specialist Training in another training body?
Candidates who have fully completed a Medical BST programme (or are due to complete by July 2018) have the opportunity to apply for consideration for a shortened training pathway (3 years). For more details on the RPL process, go to https://www.icgp.ie/go/become_a_gp/gp_trainee_recruitment/recognition_of_prior_learning_2018
What are the key dates and deadlines for 2018 applicants?
23rd September 2017 – Joint HSE/Forum of Postgraduate Training Body Medical Careers Day, Dublin Castle. Register for free here. .https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/medical-careers-day-2017-tickets-31505331294

 

16th October 2017: – 2018 online application opens.

16th November 2017 – 2018 online application closes.

4th November (am) 2017 – ICGP Application & Information Session, Croke Park.

13th December 2017 – online notification of interviews.

14th February 2018 – 2018 interviews.

You can contact us via the Contact Form on this website if you would like to be contacted when the online Application opens.

Where can I go for more details?

Start building your future now

The ICGP, 4/5 Lincoln Place,
Dublin 2, Ireland