General Practice

Specialist training for general practice aims to produce doctors who, on completion of training, will be able to provide personal and continuing care to individuals and families in the community. They will also have the management skills relative to primary care and be able to audit their work with a view to improving performance.

Training Pathway

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Training Level Medical School Intern Year Specialist Training Programme
Duration 4-6 years 1 year 4 years
Mandatory Examinations As per curriculum N/A MICGP
Entry Process Graduate or direct entry Entry through the HSE Intern Match Entry through competitive interview
Application Date CAO process opens in November Application process opens in October Application process opens in Autumn 
Programme Operated by: Undergraduate Universities Intern Networks ICGP

The General Practice Training Programme is run by the Irish College of General Practitioners.

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