Supporting Documentation


Pauline Tierney

All information on this link relates to the 2019 GP trainee recruitment process.

The table below outlines the supporting documents that are required with 2019 application. 

* = mandatory

Supporting Documentation/Links Evidence
Eligibility for entry to the Trainee Specialist Division of the Irish Medical Council* Certificate of registration with IMC (current interns) or Certificate of experience from IMC (completed internship in Ireland)
Or certified copy of primary medical qualification from one of the listed EU Countries
Or certificate of registration from IMC confirming trainee specialist register
Or email from Irish Medical Council confirming eligibility for TSD
Or evidence to confirm current or previous entry onto TSD
English language competency confirmation*








IELTS (International English Language Testing System Academic Test) Certificate or OET (Occupational English Test), completed within two years of application,
Or Medical Degree completed in entirety in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom or United States
Or Registered (in any division) with the Medical Council in Ireland prior to 1 January 2015.
Current Certificate of Registration Current Certificate of Registration with competent authority if not registered with the Irish Medical Council.
Citizenship confirmation* Colour scanned copy of passport.The colour copy submitted must be legible and include the passport identity page or National Identity Card.
Published research/audit (if applicable) DOI (Digital Object Identifier) or PDF copy of the abstract
Copy of Foundation Yr.1 & Yr.2 (UK applicants only) Certificate confirming Foundation Yr. 1 and Yr. 2
Transcript of exam results from university/medical school* Transcript of results
Memberships/Fellowships/Masters/PhD Membership/fellowship certificates
Copies of degrees/diplomas (if applicable) Degrees/diplomas
Passport sized photo* Photo

BST References

Applicants will be asked to provide the name & contact details of 2 referees on the application form.

  • Referees must be supervising consultants with whom the applicant has worked with. One must be from the applicants current/most recent supervising consultant and the other from a supervising consultant within the last three year. 
  • Applicants are not permitted to submit referees/references from different supervising consultants for the same post/time period.
  • References must be on the standard HSE BST reference form. Other references will not be accepted e.g. references in letter format etc.
  • Applicants are not required to submit the BST references online. Applicants must bring the fully completed BST reference forms to the interview centre.

Applicants will also be required to provide the following information on the application form:

  • Gaps in training - to/from dates
  • Details of academic qualifications - name of school, date of entry, entry level, date of graduation, qualification, overall grade achieved
  • Postgraduate education – higher qualification/degrees/diplomas
  • Hospital experience – intern/ foundation Yr1 and 2/SHO/registrar, dates from/to, hospital site, specialty, consultant
  • GP experience – dates to/from, type of placement, GP name and contact details
  • Research - full title of research/ audit, title of journal, citation or title of presentation, conference name, authors
  • 2 free text sections on the application
    Section 5 – professional development
    Section 6 – personal development

The information and statements contained in the application for GP trainee recruitment 2019 and in the attachments provided with the application must be accurate, true, and legible. The inclusion any false statements or submission of any inauthentic documentation will render the application invalid and will result in the immediate elimination of the applicant from the application process. Applicants are advised that marks are awarded for submission of a full application with all required supporting documentation by the closing date of 15 November.

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