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GP Trainee Recruitment

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Am I eligible for the Trainee Division of the Irish Medical Council register?

The NCHD contract requires all junior doctors participating in a structured training programme to hold trainee specialist division registration. » read more

Am I required to have English Language competency certification?

The ability to communicate clearly with patients and colleagues is a key requirement for all healthcare professionals. Proficiency in the English language is therefore a core competency for NCHDs working in the Irish public health service. » read more

Are FY1 & FY2 applicants eligible to apply?

Applications from doctors in Foundation Yr. 1 at the time of applying will not be deemed eligible for the 2022 recruitment process. Applications from doctors that have completed Foundation Yr 1 at the time of applying and doctors in Foundation Yr. 2 will be deemed eligible. » read more

Are there declarations on the ICGP application form?

Applicants are required to indicate True or False to declaration 2, 3 and 4 and provide additional information where appropriate. » read more

Can I arrange to swap training posts with a colleague on another GP training scheme?

There is currently no process to swap training posts with a colleague on another training scheme. » read more

Can I defer a training place?

No, offers made as part of the recruitment process are for commencement on the second Monday in July. There is no option to defer a training place. » read more

Does the ICGP have a detailed person specification?

The 2022 person specification is as follows... » read more

Does the ICGP have a document outlining the overall recruitment process?

Yes, the 2022 Guide to Applicants will be available on Wednesday 13th October » read more

How many GP trainees were recruited in 2021?

The table below shows the numbers recruited in 2021. » read more

Is there an application fee?

Yes, an application fee of €50 will apply to all applicants. The introduction of this fee is as a result of an increase in the overall number of applications for the last 5 years, leading to a large increase in administrative work and the development of appropriate IT systems to support the process. » read more

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