General Practice

The Irish College of General Practitioners is the postgraduate training body (PGTB) responsible for postgraduate education, training, and research in the specialty of General Practice.


The Irish College of General Practitioners has a national advisory role in relation to medical standards and engages with the Medical Council, Department of Health, the Health Service Executive, National Doctors Training & Planning and the Health Information & Quality Authority amongst others. As a membership organisation, the ICGP is responsible for providing and supporting continuous professional development for general practitioners, numbering over 4,500. The ICGP is the PGTB accredited by the Medical Council to provide professional training for doctors wishing to enter the speciality of General Practice.

Higher Specialist Training (HST)


  • Have completed a Medical Degree.
  • Be eligible for inclusion on the Trainee Specialist Division of the Medical Council Register at the time commencement of training.
  • Meet the HSE English language competency requirements.
  • Have a minimum of nine months paid full-time (or equivalent) postgraduate acute hospital based clinical experience, either as an intern or SHO, commencement date. Clinical posts must be of a minimum of three months duration (the only exception is where they are part of a structured intern programme)


Learn more at:

ICGP Trainee Recruitment - ICGP Web Site: