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GP Training

Specialist training for general practice aims to produce GPs who, on completion of training, will be able to provide personal and continuing care to individuals and families in the community.

General practice training is in the main four years in duration. The first two years are spent primarily in hospital settings, with third and fourth year in supervised general practice.

For those undertaking the recognition of prior learning (RPL) pathway, general practice training is shortened, depending on the RPL pathway.  Trainees with RPL Medicine or Emergency Medicine complete 3 year training. Trainees with RPL Paediatrics compete 3.6 or 3.8 months training.

Applying for GP Training

Are you considering applying for GP Training? Click here for information on training schemes, recruitment and more. >> read more

GP Trainees and Trainers Area

Curriculum, trainee funding, training news, Network of GP Trainees and more. >> read more

MICGP Examination

Information on MICGP exam modules, upcoming exam dates and past papers. >> read more

Resources

Articles, policy documents, reference documents, research and resources for educators. » read more

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs relating to recruitment, applications and being a GP trainee. » read more

Faculty of Military Medicine

Military Medicine constitutes the art and science of medicine as practiced in the Defence Forces or other military environments. » read more

International Clinical Fellowship Programme

The Clinical Fellowship Programme provides medical training in Ireland to overseas doctors. » read more

News and Events

News and events related to GP training. » read more

GP Training Transfer

Read the latest updates on the transfer of responsibility for GP training to the College. » read more