Studying Medicine in Ireland can be a challenging and rewarding experience for Indian students. Being a highly competitive course, entry standards for all medical schools are strict and exacting. Interviews for admission can be tough and students should expect questioning on motivation, previous work, personal interests including relevant work experience. A number of medical schools will require students to sit for the Health Professions Admissions Test (HPAT). Irish Medical degrees take around 4 - 6 years for completion and if you wish to practice as a General Practitioner (GP) then 1 year of compulsory internship in supervised medical and surgical training is required. Some universities allow students to choose to study abroad as part of their elective programmes for upto 12 weeks.
As a Medical graduate, you have plenty of options to choose from. You may start your career as a General Practitioner or continue training as a General Physician or Surgeon in a related specialist field. Careers in academic research in medicine, hospital management, pathology, Radiology, Psychiatry, Anesthetics etc. also provide ample opportunities.
Entry requirements vary for each Irish university, but Indian students will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, no lower than 6.0 in each component, and an International Baccalaureate score of 38 points along with AAA scores with chemistry and biology for Typical A-level requirements .
If you are interested in studying a Medicine course at an Irish university, arrange your free consultation with SI-Ireland today.