Equivalent Qualifications

Contact

Muriosa O'Reilly
Email: muriosa.o'reilly@icgp.ie
Tel: 01 6763705

Applications for membership of the ICGP will be considered from general practitioners who meet any of the following equivalent criteria. Qualifications in general practice obtained in the UK (and in other EU member states).

Doctors Holding JCGPT Certification Without Summative Assessment

Applications will be considered from doctors who have undertaken general practice training in the UK, who hold a Joint Committee General Practice Training Certificate (JCGPT, UK) but who have not undertaken formal summative/end point assessment and who have been established in practice as of 1 January 1995. See Appendix 2a below for more information.

Doctors Holding JCGPT/PMETB (UK) Certificates With Summative Assessment (and/or MRCGP) and Issued Under Article 28 of Directive 2005/36/EC (formerly EU Directive 93/16)

Applicants must complete the equivalent qualifications application form below, and provide evidence of registration with the Irish Medical Council and evidence of six months continuous practice in Ireland.

Doctors Holding JCGPT/PMETB (UK) Certificates With Summative Assessment (and/or MRCGP) but Not Covered by Article 28 of Directive 2005/36/EC (formerly EU Directive 93/16).

Applicants may apply for membership of the ICGP once six months experience in general practice in Ireland is completed. See Appendix 2c below for more information.

Doctors Holding General Practice Certificates From EU Countries Other Than the UK

Applicants must hold a certificate from the appropriate competent authority in the country of training. The certificate must comply with Article 30/31 Title IV and Article 28 of Directive 2005/36/EC. Completion of training must include a summative/end point assessment and applicants must have completed six months continuous experience in Irish general practice.

Doctors Holding Equivalent Qualifications in General Practice Obtained Outside the EU

Applications will be considered from general practitioners who hold qualifications in general practice considered by the college to be equivalent to the MICGP. For further information on the approval of equivalent training/qualifications see Appendix 2e below.

Network of Establishing GPs

GPs who apply for ICGP membership through equivalent qualifications will be enabled to access the College's Network of Establishing GP (NEGs) programme, while awaiting the processing of their application. GPs who feel they currently meet the requirements for membership, or who will meet the criteria in the near future, should now make a formal application and submit to the college (without the application fee).

Queries

For further advice and information on applying for ICGP membership through equivalent qualifications, please contact: Muriosa O'Reilly, email: muriosa.o'reilly@icgp.ie, tel: 01 6763705

To make a request to be included on the College's NEGs programme, please contact Orla Sherlock, email: orla.sherlock@icgp.ie (for NEGs related queries only).

Documents

 Equivalent Qualifications Form (Equivalent_Qualifications_Application_Form_2011_Sept_2011_1_.doc | 1.04 MB)
 
 Appendix 2a, 2c and 2e (Appendix_2a_2c_and_2e.doc | 41 KB)