A doctor wishing to practise medicine in the Republic of Ireland must register with the Irish Medical Council (IMC).
It is an offence to practise within the state while unregistered, with the exception of administering first aid or visiting European Economic Area (EEA) registered doctors attending in an emergency.
Every doctor is responsible for ensuring that their registration is current and appropriate for their individual circumstances. Please visit the IMC website for full details.
TTM Healthcare will be happy to help you with any registration queries you may have. Contact the TTM Doctors’ Team on 01 297 0427 or 065 6896238 or email email@example.com
The Medical Council’s Register consists of four divisions:
A doctor undertaking postgraduate medical training in a recognised training post must be registered in the TSD. This division also includes interns.
Irish Medical Council specialist registration is specifically for doctors who have completed specialist training recognised by the Council and who may practise independently as a specialist. A number of eligibility categories are available for registration within the Specialist Division of the Register. Read more about eligibility and the Specialist Division here.
Doctors who do not practise in individually numbered, identifiable training posts, who have not been proposed for a post in the Supervised Division, and who have not completed recognised specialist medical training must register under General Registration. Visit the IMC website for more information.
EU citizens who are fully established to practise medicine in another EU member state may practise medicine in Ireland on a temporary and occasional basis without having to take out specialist or general registration. Doctors should apply at least one month in advance of providing a service.
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All first time applicants to the Irish Medical Council must submit a fully completed application form, with full supporting documentation and the appropriate fee. Please make sure you complete the application carefully; any omissions will result in a delay in your registration.
The IMC recognises four main categories of applicant are:
Category 1: Graduates of Irish medical schools
Category 2: EU citizens who graduated in an EU medical school and/or their qualifications are recognised under EU Directives
Category 3: Non-EU citizens who graduated in an EU medical school and/or their qualifications would be recognised under EU Directives if they were EU citizens
Category 4: Doctors who do not come under any of the above categories.
The Pre-Registration Examination System ("PRES") must be passed by Category 4 applicants for trainee specialist or general registration, unless they are exempt.
Applicants for registration can be exempted from the PRES if they:
Applicants for general registration can be exempt from the PRES the IMC recognises the equivalence of their internship. The IMC recognises training in the following countries as equivalent of an Irish internship:
You can find a full list of exemptions here.
From humble beginnings A “Start Your Own Business” course and some funding from the former Clare County Enterprise Board were the bricks that laid the foundations of TTM Healthcare, a company that now employs 1,500 healthcare professionals and has an expected turnover of €70 million for 2016. This was the tale of expansion and growth recounted by Barry Pactor, Group Managing Director, when he attended the launch of the FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards on Friday last, 17th June. Clare roots Established in 2002 by company CEO Brian Crowley, a very proud Clare native, TTM Healthcare (TTM) now operates across Ireland, the UK and Middle East. The company’s international headquarters are still based in Ennis, as are many of its 130 strong team of recruitment and support staff. Local collaboration and support Recognising the support that TTM received in its early days, Mr Pactor went on to say that the company would welcome the opportunity to share its experience and collaborate with other businesses in the region in looking at new opportunities. FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards 2016 Paying tribute to the previous entrants, finalists and winners, Pat Breen, T.D. Minister for Employment and Small Business, officially launched the FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards 2016 at the event which was held in the Temple Gate Hotel. TTM Healthcare is a former winner at the awards, having taken the title in the ‘Best Place to Work’ and ‘Best Professional Services’ categories in 2013 and 2014. The prize for this year’s overall winner is worth an impressive €10,000 including a web design and development package and a whole suite of business services. More details on the awards, including how to enter, can be found online here. Join TTM in Ennis To find out more about career opportunities with TTM please visit us online here, you can also contact our Ennis Office by calling 065 686 9300 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Even more great news has come in this week for TTM Healthcare! We have been named as one of Ireland’s Top 1,000 Companies, in the newly released Irish Times Top 1,000 report. What’s more, TTM Healthcare is the only privately owned recruitment agency to have made the Top 1,000. Shoulder to Shoulder with Ireland’s Biggest The report, which is based on statutory filings by each company and collated by the journalists at the Irish Times, is seen as the definitive database of Ireland’s top companies since it was first released in 2002, and shows the total profits for the companies listed as €36 billion – up a whopping €14 billion from 2015! Innovate, Create, Invest Our delighted CEO Brian Crowley noted that “The inclusion of so many indigenous companies in this year’s report makes for positive reading, and shows how far we have come as a country after some extremely trying years. Our dedication to investment in our people, our innovative services and our localities is the key to our success. Our partnership with Irish investment firm Broadlake will see us create 500 jobs across Ireland in the next 5 years, helping promote growth in local economies and increase our service offering nationwide.” You can read the full Irish Times Top 1,000 Report here. Discover the Possibilities with one of Ireland’s Top Companies Want to find out what one of Ireland’s top companies can do for you, your healthcare career or your recruitment strategy? Get in touch! You can call us on 1890 882 066 or email email@example.com.
Just over a year after they saved his life, little Odhran Wiley, his dad George and mum Charlene, who is Head of Talent and Customer Relations in TTM Healthcare’s Life Science Division, were back in Cork University Hospital, this time to present a cheque for over €3,000. Lifesaving work When he was just four days old, Charlene and George Wiley watched helplessly as their new born son, Odhran, was rushed to the Neonatal Unit of Cork University Hospital (CUH) with viral meningitis. Brimming with gratitude for the exceptional care that Odhran received from the entire Neonatology Team, George and Charlene were determined to do something to say thank you. She explains, “The Neonatal Unit in Cork University Hospital saved our little boy and I will run for the rest of my life to raise more money for this unit.” Lacing up their running shoes With Odhran safely back home, Charlene and George laced up their running shoes. Together, they took on the Waterford Half Marathon, the John Treacy Dungarvan 10 Mile Road Race, the Mallow 10 Mile Road Race and the Manchester Marathon, raising €3,126.08 for the CUH Charity as they ran. A marathon effort The Wileys really appreciate the support their fundraising efforts received. Charlene says, “On behalf of George, Odhran and myself, I want to say a massive "Thank you" to everyone who very generously supported us to help raise funds for the neo unit in CUH. This unit is very close to our hearts and we will be forever grateful for the special care they provided for our little man Odhran last year.” The money raised will go towards the refurbishment of inpatient facilities in the Children’s Unit which were originally built in the 1970s and aid the transformation of the Children’s Unit into a single centre of excellence caring for children in the Munster area.