What is required to work as a GP in Ireland?
You do not need to be vocationally trained to work as a GP. Therefore, if you are a hospital doctor and do not have the time or have not been accepted on a specialist GP training programme, you have other options available to you to work part-time as a GP. You will need to be on the general or specialist register with the Irish Medical Council in order to be considered for any of these GP training courses.
GP Training Courses:
We have various training bodies who we work with who will assist you in doing an intensive GP course which will test you across the following areas which you will need to have a strong competence in prior to working in a GP practice.
The aim of these course’s are to ensure you are keenly aware of what general practitioners actually do and to facilitate you to work in general practice with the necessary level of confidence and competence.
These courses are not vocational training in general practice and completion of these course will not entitle you to recognition as a trained general practitioner. Nor will it be recognised as experience in preparation for the membership examination in general practice.
You can expect to be required and obtain a strong understanding in the following areas:
The learning outcome set out by these course’s is to update participants on current guidelines, revise practical work and give doctors a sense of what choices are out there. Additional topics may be included to address the particular educational needs of participants.
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