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Overview of GP Training

Use the links below to get access to an overview of all aspects of GP training in Ireland.

Governance of GP Training

Structure of GP Training

MICGP Examination

The MICGP is the end point assessment for GP Training in the Republic Ireland. 

Those commencing GP training from 1 July 1995 must be successful in the MICGP Examination to obtain:

  • Membership of the ICGP
  • Eligibility to apply a Certificate of Specific Training/Acquired Rights in General Medical Practice
  • Eligibility for entry to the Specialist Division of the Register.

Core Curriculum

The Curriculum Development Committee (a sub-committee of the PGTC), reviews and make recommendations on the content of training for general practice. The new definition of general practice in Ireland was adopted at the 2005 College AGM.

The Curriculum is based on the definition and was published in 2007. This curriculum is the basis for training and is up-dated on an annual basis. The MICGP examination and all assessment processes are linked to the curriculum.

Research Updates

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about GP training? View our list of questions and answers:

  • Allowances
  • Medical Council Registration
  • Recruitment


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