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IMC General Registration update for Non-EU Doctors

Great News - IMC General Registration update for Non-EU Doctors


Locumotion is delighted to keep you updated on all the news from the Irish Medical Council. The Medical Council have just announced some great news for Non-EU applicants and we have included the details below. If you do not find details of your country below, please note be will keep you informed once we have any new information! 

In order to work in Ireland, it is a requirement for all Doctors to be registered with the Irish Medical Council. All Non Consultant Hospital Doctors working through Locumotion are required to hold valid General Registration with the IMC.

Applicants for General Registration, who do not benefit from the recognition of their qualifications under EU legislation, may be exempt from the PRES if they can prove that they have been awarded the equivalent to an Irish Certificate of Experience.

The Council established an Adjudication Group to develop a system of recognition of equivalence to a Certificate of Experience and the Group has reviewed responses from competent authorities to enquiries made about the equivalence of internships in their jurisdiction against the standards set by Council in its document "Standards for Training and Experience Required for the Granting of a Certificate of Experience to an Intern". http://www.medicalcouncil.ie/Professional-Development/Standards-Guidelines-/Standards-Guidelines-.pdf

The Medical Council has accepted the following recommendations:

1. Australia – Standards for intern training and experience comply with the Council’s criteria and internship training is recognised as equivalent to a Certificate of Experience awarded in Ireland.

2. New Zealand - Standards for intern training and experience comply with the Council’s criteria and internship training is recognised as equivalent to a Certificate of Experience awarded in Ireland.

3. Pakistan - Internship training will recognised as equivalent to a Certificate of Experience awarded in Ireland if the applicant has completed their internship after 31st December 2008 and the rotations comply with the Medical Council’s policy on length of internship and approved rotations.

4. India - Internships do not meet with the Medical Council’s standards for training and experience required for the granting of a Certificate of Experience.

5. Trinidad & Tobago - Internships do not meet with the Medical Council’s standards for training and experience required for the granting of a Certificate of Experience.

Please note the following:

Applicants for general registration, who completed their internships in one of the above countries, are not required to provide the Intern Verification or the Training Site Verification forms.

Applicants for general registration who completed their internship in Pakistan are required to provide the Certificate of Experience issued by the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council.

Applicants for trainee specialist registration must have been awarded the equivalent to an Irish Certificate of Experience AND pass or be exempt from the PRES.

Further information regarding registration with the Irish Medical Council can be found on http://www.medicalcouncil.ie/Registration/

Posted on Friday, 9 March 2012  |  Posted in Category(ies):  News  |  By hospitalteam@locumotion.com  |  6 comments

6 comments

Comment posted by Walid on Thursday, 5 September 2013
I am fully registeted with GMC-UK with license to practice , am I eligible to be registered with IMC ?

Comment posted by maher kasti on Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Belgium and specifically the UCL Standards for intern training and experience can not be recognised as equivalent to a Certificate of Experience awarded in Ireland ???

Comment posted by zafar iqbal on Wednesday, 11 December 2013
I am registered with PMDC Pakistan. completed internship in 2009.Doing postgraduation in medicine in Pakistan. Am i emempted from PRES? Which division i should be registered with IMC to work as SHO/RMO?

Comment posted by Amin Shah on Monday, 6 January 2014
can you kindly guide me, how to get registered to IMC and also exemption from PRES on URGENT basis. As some of my friends say, it takes months :S

Comment posted by Nabila Zareen on Sunday, 12 January 2014
I have done internship and cleared FCPS ( Post graduate exam) in 2004 , from Pakistan. i want to practice in Ireland. Do I need to clear PRES.

Comment posted by Nabila Zareen on Sunday, 12 January 2014
I have done internship and cleared FCPS ( Post graduate exam) in 2004 , from Pakistan. i want to practice in Ireland. Do I need to clear PRES.

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