General to Trainee Specialist Division

All doctors who practise in individually numbered identifiable training posts, proposed by the Health Service Executive (HSE) and recognised by the Medical Council, are registered in the trainee specialist divison.

Only doctors who are deemed eligible can be registered in this division. Eligible doctors who currently hold general registration, will be transferred to the trainee specialist division on receipt of confirmation of their training post from the HSE.

Eligibility 

  1. European Union/ European Economic Area qualified doctors – Eligible to transfer to the trainee specialist division
  2. Non-European Union/ European Economic Area qualified doctors – Eligible if they meet the following requirements:
    • Have completed an internship in one of the following countries 

AND

Limitations of Trainee Specialist Registration

Trainee Specialist registration in individually numbered, identifiable training posts only permits the practice of medicine within the clinical site/health service setting stated on the Certificate of Registration or clinics/health service settings formally connected with that training post. Trainee Specialist registration permits the prescribing of drugs only for those patients of the clinical site/health service setting in which the medical practitioner is employed. These limitations do not apply where a Trainee Specialist, in the final year of their training, is acting up at Consultant grade in that specialty for a period of up to three months.

The Council resolution regarding individually numbered, identifiable training posts can be downloaded below;

Council Resolution.pdf