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Non-EU Rural GP Programme

The ICGP Non-EU Rural GP Programme aims to identify, support and integrate a cohort of non-EU GPs into the rural Irish GP workforce.

The role of the Non-EU Rural GP Programme is to:

  • identify and recruit suitable non-EU GPs, in accordance with the programme criteria, for rural GP practices
  • facilitate supported and supervised practice
  • assist the Non-EU GP to undertake the ICGP (MICGP) exam, leading to Specialist Registration with the Irish Medical Council
  • encourage the retention of the Non-EU Rural GP in Irish general practice

Non-EU GPs

Acceptance to the ICGP Non-EU Rural GP Programme is dependent on:

  1. Meeting the eligibility criteria (PDF, 90KB)
  2. An interview process, should you meet the eligibility criteria
  3. Follow up with your referees
  4. Placement in a participating rural GP practice

Please read further information for non-EU GPs before you start your application.

Candidate GPs must meet the eligibility criteria to submit a non-EU candidate GP application.

Irish GP Practices

The programme is designed to support rural GP practices and is open to all rural practices that meet the eligibility criteria (PDF, 138KB).

Programme contact:
Carmel Brennan, Programme Manager ICGP Non-EU Rural GP Programme