Over the years, MMA has guided thousands of doctors like you, providing experts and support every step of the way. When you choose MMA, you're joining more than just a recruitment service. You become a part of our global family of doctors, collaborating to address Ireland's doctor needs. Your professional growth and success are our priorities.
Once you are approved for our Ireland doctors program, we will help you with everything you need to relocate to Ireland, such as your doctor's visa, screening, Irish registration and passing the registration process.
You must have a primary medical qualification recognized by the Irish Medical Council. Additionally, international medical graduates from non-EU countries usually need to pass the PRES exam (Professional Registration Examination System) or have an equivalent qualification recognized by the Medical Council.
You need to apply directly to the Irish Medical Council, providing evidence of your qualifications, identity, and proficiency in English (IELTS or OET). Depending on your qualifications and country of training, you may need to complete the PRES exam or be eligible for other routes to registration.
Yes, non-EU/EEA doctors will require a work permit or visa to work legally in Ireland. The type of visa will depend on your specific circumstances, including your nationality, qualifications, and the nature of your employment.
Working conditions vary by hospital and specialty but are generally well-structured with a focus on quality patient care. Salaries for doctors in Ireland are competitive and vary based on level of experience, specialty, and type of employment. Junior doctors start with a basic salary, which increases as they move through the training and career ladder, with consultants earning significantly more.
Vacancies are typically listed on hospital websites, Irish health service (HSE) job portals, and through medical recruitment agencies specializing in placing doctors in Ireland. Networking and attending medical job fairs can also provide opportunities and insights.
Various organisations offer support to international doctors working in Ireland, including the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) and the Forum of Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies. These organisations provide guidance, professional development opportunities, and networking events to help integrate international medical graduates into the Irish healthcare system.