A candidate who wishes to pursue medical studies in Ireland must pass the examination conducted by the Irish Medical Council. The test includes questions on clinical component and MCQs. It is essential for a foreign student or a candidate who has completed graduation from another country to acquire temporary registration with the Irish Medical Council in order to successfully complete medical studies in Ireland.
There are total six medical schools located over cities across Ireland. The medical schools offer both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in medicine. The post graduation studies are accompanied with practical training and internship. A postgraduate applicant in medical schools of Ireland can actually secure a job as a senior house officer in the country. These posts are also known as basic specialist training jobs which last for a period of two to three years. After successfully completing his basic training, a student progresses to the level of a specialist registrar, a position which he holds for more than four years. Medical jobs in Ireland are highly paying and hence also respectable.
List of Medical Schools in Ireland
- University College Dublin
- University College Cork
- University of Limerick
- National University of Ireland, Galway
- Trinity College Dublin
- Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland