Who Is Eligible?
- Category B: Graduated from Higher Specialist Training Programme in an EU Member State
- Category C: Hold 'Acquired Rights' from an EU Member State
- Category D: Trained in Third Country and Established / Recognised as Specialist in an EU Member State
Citizens of Member States of the European Union may be eligible to apply for entry into the Register of Medical Specialists under 'EU Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications', as amended. There are potentially a number of different eligible qualifications for each Member State and applicants should consult the checklists below to determine which is the appropriate qualification to submit.
Application Procedure for First Time Applicants
First time applicants are applicants who do not hold, or have not held, any form of Registration with the Medical Council. First time applicants should submit all the required supporting documentation for Registration.
Note: Applicants must ensure that the qualifications they possess are issued by the appropriate competent authorities in their home Member State and that the qualifications explicitly refer to the relevant Articles and Annexes of the Directive 2005/36/EC as amended. Qualifications submitted without such references and / or attestations will not be recognised by the Medical Council.