Pre-Registration Examination System (PRES) Level 2

From January 2016, applicants for registration will not be required to sit the Pre- Registration Examination System (PRES) Level 2, instead applicants will be required to provide documentary evidence, as part of their application, that they have completed an alternative exam which the Medical Council has deemed to be an acceptable equivalent. These applicants will then be made eligible for the PRES Level 3, and will have two years or three attempts from the date they were declared eligible to complete the Level 3 examination.

Accepted Alternative to PRES Level 2 Evidence Required
Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB)  Part 1 A pass will be accepted as valid for the same period considered by the awarding body. Copy of results email
United States Medical Licencing Exam (USMLE) Step 1 and 2 A pass will be accepted as valid for the same period considered by the awarding body. Official examination transcript
Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE)  A pass will be accepted as valid for the same period considered by the awarding body. Certified copy of statement of results
Australian Medical Council MCQ (AMC) A pass will be accepted as valid for the same period considered by the awarding body. Copy of AMC results letter and candidate feedback sheet


Updating Personal Details

If any personal details (e.g. address, passport number, passport expiry date) change while a candidate is eligible to take the PRES, the candidate should notify the Medical Council as soon as possible by emailing pres@mcirl.ie

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