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International Clinical Fellowship Programme


The Irish College of General Practitioners Clinical Fellowship Programme (ICGP-CFP) provides a route for overseas doctors wishing to undergo structured and advanced postgraduate medical training in Ireland. The ICGP-CFP enables suitably qualified overseas postgraduate medical Clinical Fellowship Doctors to undertake a fixed period of active training in clinical services in Ireland. The programme is normally offered over one or two years of clinical training, after which the overseas doctors will be required to return to their country of origin. In limited certain circumstances, the period of training may extend to three years.

The purpose of the ICGP-CFP is to enable overseas Clinical Fellowship Doctors to gain access to structured training and in active clinical environments that they cannot get in their own country, with a view to enhancing and improving the individual's medical training and learning, to become Clinical leaders in their chosen career pathway in their home country, and, in the medium to long term, the health services in their own countries.

This Programme allows participants to access a structured period of training and experience as developed by the ICGP to specifically meet the clinical needs of participants as defined by their home country's health service.

What do we offer?

ICGP currently offers one and two year programmes across a variety of clinical areas:


  • Next intake: July 2025
  • Open for applications: 13 March 2024
  • Close for applications: 17 May 2024
  • Interviews: July/August 2024


Applicants must demonstrate the following characteristics & qualifications:

  • have studied basic medical degree through English
  • completed postgraduate training program in Family Medicine in home country
  • completed minimum one further year working full time in the specialty of Family Medicine in home country
  • passed all examinations that are appropriate for doctors in Family Medicine in home country, e.g. Saudi Board exam
  • confirmed government sponsorship in home country
  • achieved overall band score of 7.0 or greater in the IELTS and minimum score of 6.5 in each of the four domains. The IELTS test taken must be 'Academic' and must have been completed within the last two years. Alternatively, OET: minimum B in all four domains. 
  • be a highly motivated clinician with a strong desire to develop new skills in the chosen specialist area